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1. uncertain

adjective. ['ənˈsɝːtən'] lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance.

Synonyms

  • assurance
  • authority
  • doubtful
  • dubious
  • self-assurance
  • unsure
  • groping
  • certainty
  • incertain
  • self-confidence
  • sureness
  • confidence

Antonyms

  • sure
  • uncertainty
  • convinced
  • confident

Etymology

  • certain (English)
  • certain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Uncertain

  • wolverton
  • pilkerton
  • leverton
  • emberton
  • howerton
  • etherton
  • emerton
  • eatherton
  • blurton
  • worton
  • turton
  • murton
  • merton
  • merten
  • kirton
  • girton
  • girten
  • curtain
  • burton
  • berton
  • urton

How do you pronounce uncertain?

Pronounce uncertain as ənˈsərtən.

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Sentences with uncertain


1. Adjective
Ask your doctor about these tests if you are uncertain.

Quotes about uncertain


1. Live life for the moment because everything else is uncertain!
- Louis Tomlinson

2. Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
- Democritus

3. There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

2. uncertain

adjective. ['ənˈsɝːtən'] not established beyond doubt; still undecided or unknown.

Synonyms

  • sure thing
  • up in the air
  • undetermined
  • certainty
  • foregone conclusion
  • indefinite

Antonyms

  • uncertainty
  • determinate
  • unquestionable
  • settled

Etymology

  • certain (English)
  • certain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. uncertain

adjective. ['ənˈsɝːtən'] not certain to occur; not inevitable.

Synonyms

  • flukey
  • up in the air
  • unpredictable
  • iffy
  • fluky
  • contingent

Antonyms

  • certain
  • diffidence
  • unpredictability
  • unsteadiness

Etymology

  • certain (English)
  • certain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. uncertain

adjective. ['ənˈsɝːtən'] ambiguous (especially in the negative).

Antonyms

  • unsure

Etymology

  • certain (English)
  • certain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. uncertain

adjective. ['ənˈsɝːtən'] not consistent or dependable.

Synonyms

  • unreliable

Antonyms

  • dependable
  • diffident

Etymology

  • certain (English)
  • certain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. uncertain

adjective. ['ənˈsɝːtən'] subject to change.

Synonyms

  • variable
  • changeable

Antonyms

  • determinable
  • unequivocal
  • determined

Etymology

  • certain (English)
  • certain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. uncertain

adjective. ['ənˈsɝːtən'] not established or confirmed.

Antonyms

  • conclusive

Etymology

  • certain (English)
  • certain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))
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