What does uncertain mean?

Definitions for uncertain
ʌnˈsɜr tnun·cer·tain

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word uncertain.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. uncertain(adj)

    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"

  3. unsealed, uncertain(adj)

    not established or confirmed

    "his doom is as yet unsealed"

  4. uncertain(adj)

    not certain to occur; not inevitable

    "everything is uncertain about the army"; "the issue is uncertain"

  5. 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"

  6. uncertain(adj)

    not consistent or dependable

    "an uncertain recollection of events"; "a gun with a rather uncertain trigger"

  7. uncertain(adj)

    ambiguous (especially in the negative)

    "she spoke in no uncertain terms"

Wiktionary

  1. uncertain(Adjective)

    not known for certain; questionable

  2. uncertain(Adjective)

    not yet determined; undecided

  3. uncertain(Adjective)

    variable and subject to change

  4. uncertain(Adjective)

    fitful or unsteady

  5. uncertain(Adjective)

    unpredictable or capricious

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uncertain(adj)

    not certain; not having certain knowledge; not assured in mind; distrustful

  2. Uncertain(adj)

    irresolute; inconsonant; variable; untrustworthy; as, an uncertain person; an uncertain breeze

  3. Uncertain(adj)

    questionable; equivocal; indefinite; problematical

  4. Uncertain(adj)

    not sure; liable to fall or err; fallible

  5. Uncertain(adj)

    to make uncertain

Freebase

  1. 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

  1. Uncertain

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'uncertain' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4399

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'uncertain' in Adjectives Frequency: #600

Anagrams for uncertain »

  1. runcinate

  2. N Centauri

How to pronounce uncertain ?

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How to say uncertain in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uncertain in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uncertain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of uncertain in a Sentence

  1. Edward G. Prior:

    Human science is an uncertain guess.

  2. Robert Scott:

    The jobs aspect is uncertain at best.

  3. Ernestine Ulmer:

    Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.

  4. Mick Wagner:

    Eat Dessert First - Life Is Uncertain!

  5. Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau:

    We are facing an uncertain environment.

Images & Illustrations of uncertain

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Translations for uncertain

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  • incertCatalan, Valencian
  • nejistýCzech
  • unbestimmt, unbeständig, ungewiss, unsicherGerman
  • necertaEsperanto
  • inciertoSpanish
  • arvaamaton, epävarma, kyseenalainen, epävakaaFinnish
  • incertainFrench
  • mì-chinnteachScottish Gaelic
  • bizonytalanHungarian
  • გაურკვეველიGeorgian
  • មិនប្រាកដប្រជាKhmer
  • 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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