Roget category 4854. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
› 4.5. Results of reasoning
change of opinion
doubt etc. (uncertainty) 475 — skepticism, scepticism, misgiving, demure — distrust, mistrust, cynicism — misdoubt†, suspicion, jealousy, scruple, qualm — onus probandi [Lat.].
incredibility, incredibleness — incredulity.
[person who doubts] doubter, skeptic, cynic.
— unbeliever etc. 487.
refuse to admit
refuse to believe
doubt — be doubtful etc. (uncertain) 475 — doubt the truth of — be skeptical as to etc. adj. — diffide† — distrust, mistrust — suspect, smoke, scent, smell a rat — have doubts, harbor doubts, entertain doubts, suspicions — have one's doubts.
demure, stick at, pause, hesitate, scruple — stop to consider, waver.
hang in suspense, hang in doubt.
throw doubt upon, raise a question — bring in, call in question — question, challenge, dispute — deny etc. 536 — cavil — cause a doubt, raise a doubt, start a doubt, suggest a doubt, awake a doubt, make suspicion — ergotize†.
startle, stagger — shake one's faith, shake one's belief, stagger one's faith, stagger one's belief.
incredulous as to, skeptical as to — distrustful as to, shy as to, suspicious of — doubting etc. v.. doubtful etc. (uncertain) 475 — disputable — unworthy of, undeserving of belief etc. 484 — questionable — suspect, suspicious — open to suspicion, open to doubt — staggering, hard to believe, incredible, unbelievable, not to be believed, inconceivable — impossible etc. 471.
fallible etc. (uncertain) 475 — undemonstrable — controvertible etc. (untrue) 495.
cum grano salis [Lat.],
with a grain of salt —
with grains of allowance.
fronti nulla fides [Lat.] —
nimium ne crede colori [Lat.]
timeo Danaos et dona ferentes"
I fear the Greeks even when bearing gifts,
beware of Greeks bearing gifts —
credat Judaeus Apella [Lat.]
let those believe who may —
ad tristem partem stenua est suspicio [Lat.]
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