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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"

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

    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"

    unsealed, incertain, unsettled, changeable, unsure

    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"

    unsealed, incertain, unsettled, changeable, unsure

    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"

    unsealed, incertain, unsettled, changeable, unsure

    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"

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

    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"

    unsealed, incertain, unsettled, changeable, unsure

    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"

    unsealed, incertain, unsettled, changeable, unsure

    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


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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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. uncertain

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. uncertain(a.)

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

  2. uncertain(a.)

    unreliable, insecure, precarious, problematical

  3. uncertain(a.)

    not sure, not confident

  4. uncertain(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. uncertain(a)

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

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How to use uncertain in a sentence?

  1. Steve Schmidt:

    The important thing is to quickly collect as many of the carcasses as possible, to prevent other birds from feeding on the infected birds, biologists observed about 20 eagles in the vicinity of some of the carcasses. Because of a delayed incubation period it is uncertain where these eagles might be located, if and when the avian cholera affects them.

  2. Scott Sajtinac:

    There were six of us at the table with 150 years of caddying experience, and we were all still uncertain about this rule, none of knew exactly what was up. And that's after( we've been to) USGA seminars where theme of intent kept being pushed.

  3. Se Young Lee:

    A major management overhaul could have triggered greater confusion at a time when market conditions are uncertain.

  4. Pavlo Sheremeta:

    A bailout is not enough for recovery, austerity is not enough for recovery. Ukraine needs investment, a lot of investment. Even local investors are very wary of investing in these uncertain, nervous times.

  5. Li Keqiang:

    Of course, we are faced with many uncertain factors this year. We have to prepare more and we have reserved policy room (to address uncertainties), moreover, we can deploy quantity-based or price-based policy tools such as reserve requirements and interest rates. This is not monetary easing but to more effectively support the real economy.

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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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