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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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
Examples of uncertain in a Sentence
They help people cope with uncertain outcomes in the future, especially if these outcomes are important to them.
You have told me in no uncertain terms that you accept responsibility for your actions. You didn't try to justify them, and you didn't try to blame them on anyone else.
These are uncertain times for undocumented Californians and their families, and this bill strikes a balance that will protect public safety, while bringing a measure of comfort to those families who are now living in fear everyday.
Our men and women in uniform are owed the right to protect themselves and others while in service of our country, while it is uncertain as to whether this legislation would have made an impact in this particular situation, it is clear that our military personnel have become targets, not just abroad, but on American soil as well. Therefore they must be given the tools to defend themselves.
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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Translations for uncertain
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- 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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