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, incertainadjective

    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. uncertainadjective

    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, uncertainadjective

    not established or confirmed

    "his doom is as yet unsealed"

  4. uncertainadjective

    not certain to occur; not inevitable

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

  5. changeable, uncertain, unsettledadjective

    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. uncertainadjective

    not consistent or dependable

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

  7. uncertainadjective

    ambiguous (especially in the negative)

    "she spoke in no uncertain terms"

Wiktionary

  1. uncertainadjective

    not known for certain; questionable

  2. uncertainadjective

    not yet determined; undecided

  3. uncertainadjective

    variable and subject to change

  4. uncertainadjective

    fitful or unsteady

  5. uncertainadjective

    unpredictable or capricious

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uncertainadjective

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

  2. Uncertainadjective

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

  3. Uncertainadjective

    questionable; equivocal; indefinite; problematical

  4. Uncertainadjective

    not sure; liable to fall or err; fallible

  5. Uncertainadjective

    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

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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. The Times:

    The New York Times story directly contradicts claims by President Trump and members of his Cabinet who say that the human contribution to climate change is uncertain, and that the ability to predict the effects is limited.

  2. Wareef Hameedo:

    I had to choose whether to ride the death boats to Europe, with an uncertain future, or go to Gaza on the advice of some Palestinian friends.

  3. Kori Schake:

    The world is looking a lot more dangerous and uncertain for America's safety in the last two, three years, i do think there is an increased appreciation even among debt hawks that we want a wider margin of error, we want a stronger military in order to deter challenges to America's security.

  4. Edmund Shing:

    There is still some weakness in final demand for commodities. The world economy is growing, but momentum has faltered of late, the share price volatility shows that investors are uncertain about market fundamentals in the near term following a strong start to the year.

  5. Jorge Baron:

    I am still uncertain we have made contact with all the parents who are detained in our particular region.

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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
  • நிச்சயமற்றதுTamil

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    formal separation from an alliance or federation
    • A. encumbrance
    • B. secession
    • C. wavering
    • D. vigorish

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