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Synonyms for uncertain
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncertain, unsure, incertain(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    changeable, diffident, timid, shy, unsealed, unsure, unsettled, incertain

    Antonyms:
    destined, predestinate, doomed, certain, sure, indisputable, reliable, dependable, invariable, fated, confident(p), foreordained, unambiguous, certain(p), convinced(p), positive(p), sure as shooting, definite, in for(p), predestined, bound(p)

  2. uncertain(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    unsealed, incertain, unsettled, changeable, unsure

    Antonyms:
    confident(p), foreordained, reliable, destined, convinced(p), in for(p), indisputable, dependable, positive(p), unambiguous, doomed, definite, sure as shooting, bound(p), sure, certain, fated, predestined, invariable, certain(p), predestinate

  3. unsealed, uncertain(adj)

    not established or confirmed

    "his doom is as yet unsealed"

    Synonyms:
    unsealed, incertain, unsettled, changeable, unsure

    Antonyms:
    predestinate, dependable, confident(p), sure as shooting, reliable, in for(p), certain, bound(p), fated, doomed, certain(p), invariable, foreordained, predestined, definite, positive(p), unambiguous, sure, indisputable, convinced(p), destined

  4. uncertain(adj)

    not certain to occur; not inevitable

    "everything is uncertain about the army"; "the issue is uncertain"

    Synonyms:
    unsealed, incertain, unsettled, changeable, unsure

    Antonyms:
    in for(p), invariable, certain(p), positive(p), sure, destined, bound(p), fated, unambiguous, dependable, predestinate, doomed, predestined, definite, convinced(p), reliable, confident(p), sure as shooting, indisputable, certain, foreordained

  5. changeable, uncertain, unsettled(adj)

    subject to change

    "a changeable climate"; "the weather is uncertain"; "unsettled weather with rain and hail and sunshine coming one right after the other"

    Synonyms:
    changeable, mutable, shot, unsure, iridescent, changeful, chatoyant, unsealed, unsettled, incertain

    Antonyms:
    reliable, fated, sure, dependable, certain(p), predestined, in for(p), certain, sure as shooting, positive(p), destined, unambiguous, convinced(p), indisputable, bound(p), confident(p), doomed, predestinate, invariable, definite, foreordained

  6. uncertain(adj)

    not consistent or dependable

    "an uncertain recollection of events"; "a gun with a rather uncertain trigger"

    Synonyms:
    unsealed, incertain, unsettled, changeable, unsure

    Antonyms:
    predestinate, dependable, reliable, convinced(p), foreordained, definite, doomed, confident(p), fated, sure, positive(p), destined, bound(p), in for(p), invariable, unambiguous, indisputable, predestined, certain(p), certain, sure as shooting

  7. uncertain(adj)

    ambiguous (especially in the negative)

    "she spoke in no uncertain terms"

    Synonyms:
    unsealed, incertain, unsettled, changeable, unsure

    Antonyms:
    sure as shooting, predestined, convinced(p), indisputable, in for(p), dependable, predestinate, positive(p), invariable, confident(p), doomed, sure, definite, certain(p), reliable, bound(p), destined, certain, unambiguous, foreordained, fated

Wiktionary

  1. uncertain(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    certain

  2. uncertain(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    certain

  3. uncertain(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    certain

  4. uncertain(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    certain

  5. uncertain(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    certain

  6. uncertain(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    certain

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. uncertain

    Equivocal (Latin equus, equal, and vox, voice, word) denotes that which may equally well be understood in either of two or more ways. Ambiguous (Latin ambi, around, and ago, drive, lead) signifies lacking in distinctness or certainty, obscure or doubtful through indefiniteness of expression. Ambiguous is applied only to spoken or written statements; equivocal has other applications. A statement is ambiguous when it leaves the mind of the reader or hearer to fluctuate between two meanings, which would fit the language equally well; it is equivocal when it would naturally be understood in one way, but is capable of a different interpretation; an equivocal expression is, as a rule, intentionally deceptive, while an ambiguous utterance may be simply the result of a want either of clear thought or of adequate expression. That which is enigmatical must be guessed like a riddle; a statement may be purposely made enigmatical in order to provoke thought and study. That is doubtful which is fairly open to doubt; that is dubious which has become the subject of doubts so grave as scarcely to fall short of condemnation; as, a dubious reputation. Questionable may be used nearly in the sense either of dubious or of doubtful; a questionable statement is one that must be proved before it can be accepted. To say that one's honesty is questionable is a mild way of saying that in the opinion of the speaker he is likely to prove dishonest. Equivocal is sometimes, tho more rarely, used in this sense. A suspicious character gives manifest reason to be suspected; a suspicious temper is inclined to suspect the motives and intentions of others, with or without reason. Compare CLEAR.

    Synonyms:
    ambiguous, doubtful, dubious, enigmatic, enigmatical, equivocal, indefinite, indeterminate, indistinct, obscure, perplexing, questionable, suspicious

    Antonyms:
    certain, clear, distinct, evident, indisputable, indubitable, lucid, manifest, obvious, perspicuous, plain, unambiguous, unequivocal, unquestionable, unquestioned

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. uncertain

    Synonyms:
    doubtful, dubious, questionable, fitful, equivocal, ambiguous, indistinct, variable, fluctuating

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. uncertain(a.)

    Synonyms:
    equivocal, doubtful, dubious, unsettled, indistinct, ambiguous, indefinite, questionable

  2. uncertain(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unreliable, insecure, precarious, problematical

  3. uncertain(a.)

    Synonyms:
    not sure, not confident

  4. uncertain(a.)

    Synonyms:
    irregular, unpunctual, capricious, desultory, fitful, variable, changeable, mutable, slippery, shaky, not uniform

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. uncertain(a)

    Synonyms:
    distrustful, hesitating, dubious, precarious, problematical, insecure, equivocal, ambiguous, indefinite, irresolute, inconstant, fickle, variable, capricious, fallible

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#13380obscure
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#14437vague
#15385questionable
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#20066doubtful
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#22231indefinite
#23071dubious
#30673shaky
#33672timid
#34136unconfirmed
#36208indeterminate
#36221changeable
#37328precarious
#37424enigmatic
#39085fluctuating
#40835unsettled
#43888iridescent
#50076mutable
#53854perplexing
#62046unsealed
#67973indistinct
#70807equivocal
#119226fitful
#165988diffident

How to use uncertain in a sentence?

  1. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    OF ALL THE SPECIES THAT GOD CREATED, MAN REMAINS THE MOST FRAGILE AND CERTAINLY UNCERTAIN, THANKS TO HIS HISTRIONIC NATURE!

  2. Van Lange:

    They help people cope with uncertain outcomes in the future, especially if these outcomes are important to them.

  3. California Gov. Jerry Brown:

    We've done a lot. We have a long way to go, so maybe you want to think of this as just another installment on a long enterprise to live with a changing climate and with a drought of uncertain duration.

  4. Jasmin Argyrou:

    Cautious and uncertain households mean rate cuts are less effective today, a low AUD is still the best chance of rebooting the economy, but for that to happen the RBA will need to leave the cash rate at record lows, and for a record length of time.

  5. Brian Lattimer:

    Balancing on any type of terrain that's unstable - especially for bipedal robots - is very difficult, whole-body momentum control allows for the robot to optimize the locations of all of its joints so that it maintains its center of mass on uncertain and unstable surfaces.


Translations for uncertain

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  • incertCatalan, Valencian
  • nejistýCzech
  • unbestimmt, unbeständig, ungewiss, unsicherGerman
  • necertaEsperanto
  • inciertoSpanish
  • arvaamaton, epävarma, kyseenalainen, epävakaaFinnish
  • incertainFrench
  • mì-chinnteachScottish Gaelic
  • bizonytalanHungarian
  • გაურკვეველიGeorgian
  • មិនប្រាកដប្រជាKhmer
  • 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
  • நிச்சயமற்றதுTamil

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