Definitions for uncertainʌnˈsɜr tn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
not known precisely; not fixed, as in time of occurrence, number, or size.
not confident or assured; hesitant.
not clearly determined; unknown:
a manuscript of uncertain origin.
vague or indistinct.
Origin of uncertain:
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
I'm uncertain about what to do next.; He was feeling uncertain and worried.
The future of the club is uncertain.
"I can try," he said with an uncertain smile.; "I don't think so," she replied uncertainly.
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
Translations for uncertain
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of a person) not sure; not definitely knowing
I'm uncertain of my future plans; The government is uncertain what is the best thing to do.
- غَيْر مُتأكِّدArabic
- incertoPortuguese (BR)
- αβέβαιος (για πρόσωπο)Greek
- incertain (de)French
- לא בָּטוּחַHebrew
- bizonytalan, habozóHungarian
- tidak pastiIndonesian
- nedrošs; nepārliecinātsLatvian
- tdk pastiMalay
- usikker, uvissNorwegian
- نامعلوم، مبهم، مشكوك ناپايه، بې ثباتهPashto
- nesigur (de)Romanian
- неуверенный; неопределённыйRussian
- emin olmayan, kararsızTurkish
- 不確定的, 無法確知的Chinese (Trad.)
- غير يقينيUrdu
- không chắc chắnVietnamese
- 不确定的，不可预测的Chinese (Simp.)
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