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

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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. Og Mandino:

    If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent I will think of past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will be the master of my emotions.

  2. Terry Xu:

    This year's economy has been uncertain, it's not like before, where we just used to buy everything for our child. Now, we only buy and spend what we need.

  3. Gen John E. Wissler:

    You never hesitated in the joint effort to bring our brothers home, everyone united -- the soldiers hiking through hazardous terrain, the pilots flying in uncertain weather conditions and the Nepalese special forces standing watch over our Marines on a mountainside at night.

  4. Ryan Watkins:

    The force of bitcoin's prime marketing event is colliding with the opposing force of an incredibly uncertain macroeconomic environment that continues to be an overhang on every asset class.

  5. David Wehner:

    This matter is not resolved so the actual amount of payment remains uncertain, however we are estimating this range of loss to be $ 3 to $ 5 billion.

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
  • நிச்சயமற்றதுTamil

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