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doubtless adv : with certainty; "it's undoubtedly very beautiful" [syn: undoubtedly, beyond question, without doubt, beyond any doubt]

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Adjective

  1. Characterized by or experiencing no doubt at all, certain; undoubted; undoubting.
    • 1880: B. Stewart and P. G. Tait, The Unseen Universe, Macmillan (London), p. xiii,
      There are those who have doubtless faith in revelation.
    • 1927: Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Outlaw of Torn, ch. 7,
      It is doubtless that the old reprobate who sued for his daughter's hand heard some unsavory truths from the man.

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Adverb

  1. Without doubt; very probably, in all likelihood; doubtlessly.
    • 1893: Ambrose Bierce, "The Realm Of The Unreal",
      I cannot remember that I spoke a word, though doubtless I did.

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