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uncertain

un·cer·tain

uncertain

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn suhr tn
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not known with certainty; indefinite or vague.
With this new evidence, it is now uncertain whether the drug is safe.What happened to the lost ship and the crew is still uncertain.
synonyms:
ambiguous, indefinite, indeterminate, unclear, vague
antonyms:
certain, definite, positive
similar words:
blurry, borderline, debatable, doubtful, equivocal, foggy, indistinct, moot, murky, nebulous, obscure, questionable, undetermined, unknown, unsettled
definition 2: not knowing with certainty; doubtful or unsure.
We're still uncertain about our plans for retirement.I'm uncertain as to how long I'll be away; it could be weeks or even months.She's uncertain what to do now that she's been offered this new job.Some of the council members were enthusiastic about the proposal but others were uncertain.
synonyms:
doubtful, irresolute, undecided, unsure, vague
antonyms:
certain, confident, positive, sure
similar words:
dubious, hesitant, indecisive, skeptical, uneasy, wavering, wishy-washy
definition 3: undecided, changeable, or unpredictable.
Sailing in this uncertain weather is not advisable.The uncertain political climate in the nation is making foreign investors somewhat wary.
synonyms:
changeable, undecided, unpredictable, variable
antonyms:
assured, certain, predictable, sure
similar words:
aleatory, chancy, doubtful, erratic, fluctuating, precarious, random, risky, up in the air
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derivations: uncertainly (adv.), uncertainness (n.)
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