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"
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, 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"
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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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