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1. uncertainty

noun. ['ənˈsɝːtənti'] being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance.

Synonyms

  • uncertainness
  • question
  • doubt
  • quality
  • dubiousness
  • fortuitousness
  • improbability
  • precariousness
  • improbableness
  • indefinity
  • indeterminacy
  • speculativeness
  • unpredictability
  • indetermination
  • indefiniteness
  • doubtfulness

Antonyms

  • predictability
  • certainty
  • resoluteness
  • decisiveness

Etymology

  • certainty (English)
  • certeynte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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A common misspelling of uncertainty is uncertainity

Example sentences of the word uncertainty


1. Noun, singular or mass
Minimize the chaos and uncertainty in your new dog's life by cutting down on his guesswork.

Quotes containing the word uncertainty


1. I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity to name a few.
- Brene Brown

2. It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.
- Richard P. Feynman

3. Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.
- William Osler

2. uncertainty

noun. ['ənˈsɝːtənti'] the state of being unsure of something.

Synonyms

  • irresolution
  • reservation
  • peradventure
  • doubtfulness
  • incredulity
  • indecision
  • mental reservation
  • state of mind
  • skepticism
  • arriere pensee
  • doubt
  • distrust
  • indecisiveness
  • misgiving
  • disbelief
  • mental rejection
  • cognitive state
  • dubiety
  • suspicion
  • suspense
  • incertitude
  • mistrust

Antonyms

  • decision
  • outwardness
  • unconsciousness
  • inwardness

Etymology

  • certainty (English)
  • certeynte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))
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