American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To feel doubt or distrust about.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To suspect; regard with suspicion.
- To think; have a suspicion or inkling of.
- To entertain doubt; have a suspicion.
- n. Unnecessary or unworthy doubt; irresolution; hesitation.
- n. Suspicion, as of crime or danger.
- v. regional To doubt the existence or reality of.
- v. regional To have suspicions about.
GNU Webster's 1913
- From mis- + doubt. (Wiktionary)
“I misdoubt 'twas the wrath of me that brought the accidents.”
“I misdoubt they do anything particularly useful with what they get, but at least the devices are out of my house.”
“My own," she said, "though I misdoubt I ever did fit it on my old corpse, what's swoll up with fat these last year and ten.”
“He answered, “I know not, but sore I misdoubt me that soon we shall know thereof overwell.””
“If there be no help for it but thou must slay him, let it be by the hand of another than thyself, so none of the folk may misdoubt of thee.”
““Bring my daughter back to me forthright; for I am uneasy about her, because she hath been so long absent, and I misdoubt me of this.””
“And I misdoubt me my mother is dead of grief for my loss, and this doubt is the stronger for that she knoweth not what is come of me nor whether I am alive or dead.”
“And though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously, by licensing and prohibiting, to misdoubt her strength.”
“Thereat fell the silence of woe upon the throng; but Arthur ran forward on the priest with drawn sword, and cried out: I misdoubt me that thou art a traitor; speak! or I will slay thee here and now.”
“Why shouldst thou then distrust, misdoubt thyself, upon what ground, what suspicion?”
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