uncertain, unsure, incertain(adj)
lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
"uncertain of his convictions"; "unsure of himself and his future"; "moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps"; "an uncertain smile"; "touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers"
not established beyond doubt; still undecided or unknown
"an uncertain future"; "a manuscript of uncertain origin"; "plans are still uncertain"; "changes of great if uncertain consequences"; "without further evidence his story must remain uncertain"
not established or confirmed
"his doom is as yet unsealed"
not certain to occur; not inevitable
"everything is uncertain about the army"; "the issue is uncertain"
changeable, uncertain, unsettled(adj)
subject to change
"a changeable climate"; "the weather is uncertain"; "unsettled weather with rain and hail and sunshine coming one right after the other"
not consistent or dependable
"an uncertain recollection of events"; "a gun with a rather uncertain trigger"
ambiguous (especially in the negative)
"she spoke in no uncertain terms"
not known for certain; questionable
not yet determined; undecided
variable and subject to change
fitful or unsteady
unpredictable or capricious
not certain; not having certain knowledge; not assured in mind; distrustful
irresolute; inconsonant; variable; untrustworthy; as, an uncertain person; an uncertain breeze
questionable; equivocal; indefinite; problematical
not sure; liable to fall or err; fallible
to make uncertain
Uncertain is a city in Harrison County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 150.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-sėr′tān, adj. not certain, doubtful: not to be depended upon: not sure of the result.—adv. Uncer′tainly.—ns. Uncer′tainness; Uncer′tainty, state of being uncertain or doubtful: want of certainty: that which is uncertain.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'uncertain' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4399
Rank popularity for the word 'uncertain' in Adjectives Frequency: #600
The numerical value of uncertain in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of uncertain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The outlook for 2015 is very uncertain as to the timing, extent and impact of tablet price erosion.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order to things.
The (macroeconomic) figures are relatively good but ... medium-term movements on international markets remain uncertain so we can expect economic growth in 2015 to be lower than this year.
With lower commodity prices and uncertain global economic trends, the operating environment remains tough. However, in these conditions Rio Tinto's qualities and competitive advantages deliver superior value.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- incertCatalan, Valencian
- unbestimmt, unbeständig, ungewiss, unsicherGerman
- arvaamaton, epävarma, kyseenalainen, epävakaaFinnish
- mì-chinnteachScottish Gaelic
- harapuka, taupetupetu, ngākauruaMāori
- niepewny, niezdecydowany, nieokreślonyPolish
- nestatornic, imprevizibil, nestabil, nesigur, nesiguri, indecis, instabil, variabil, imprevizibili, incert, nedecis, instabili, neregulat, inconstantRomanian
- непредсказу́емый, неуве́ренный, нестаби́льный, непостоя́нный, неопределённый, нея́сный, неусто́йчивый, изме́нчивыйRussian
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