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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diffident, shy, timid, unsureadjective

    lacking self-confidence

    "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"

  2. 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"


  1. unsureadjective

    uncertain of the facts

  2. unsureadjective

    unstable or precarious

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unsure

    Not fixed; not certain.

    What is love? ’tis not hereafter:
    Present mirth hath present laughter;
    What’s to come is still unsure. William Shakespeare.

    The men he prest but late,
    To hard assays unfit, unsure at need,
    Yet arm’d to point in well attempted plate. Edward Fairfax.

    The king, supposing his estate to be most safe, when indeed most unsure, advanced many to new honours. John Hayward.

    How vain that second life in others breath!
    Th’ estate which wits inherit after death!
    Ease, health, and life, for this they must resign:
    Unsure the tenure, but how vast the fine! Alexander Pope.


  1. unsure

    Unsure refers to a state of uncertainty, doubt, or lack of confidence or certainty about something. It suggests that a person doesn't have sufficient information, knowledge, understanding, or reassurance to make a definitive decision or judgment.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unsure

    un-shōōr′, adj. not sure.—adj. Unsured′, not made sure.—adv. Unsure′ly.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsure in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of unsure in a Sentence

  1. Steven Rosenthal:

    There will be a lot of rough edges, which advisers and taxpayers will exploit, the COGS loophole for BEAT is a straightforward gimmick, but I am unsure how or whether the IRS will stop it.

  2. Mike Schur:

    Because we had written so many season finales that could be series finales and because we were always unsure of our future, we accelerated the characters so dramatically in terms of their personal lives and their professional lives, we got to a point where it's like, what are we going to do? Follow Leslie to Washington? Are we just going to keep going until she's the president?

  3. Joseph Aucoin:

    We are unsure where they are taking us, so we are going to sail, fly, operate throughout these waters....like we have been doing for so long.

  4. Solomon Greene:

    People are cobbling together payments because, as we have heard, the rent eats first, in April, they had job losses, come May they are still struggling, doing what they can to pay rent. By June, it seems more people are unsure how they will pay the rent.

  5. Jen Ramsey:

    Imagine saying yes...To you and shifting from unsure & scared to certainly & conviction about the power of what you do.

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    the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    A concoction
    B pluck
    C nitrile
    D tingle

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