Definitions for uncertainʌnˈsɜr tn
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word uncertain
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
Uncertain is a city in Harrison County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 150.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'uncertain' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4399
Rank popularity for the word 'uncertain' in Adjectives Frequency: #600
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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