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Synonyms for uncertainty
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncertainty, uncertainness, precariousness(noun)

    being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance

    "the uncertainty of the outcome"; "the precariousness of his income"

    Synonyms:
    dubiety, incertitude, doubtfulness, doubt, dubiousness, uncertainness, precariousness

    Antonyms:
    sure thing, certainty, foregone conclusion

  2. doubt, uncertainty, incertitude, dubiety, doubtfulness, dubiousness(noun)

    the state of being unsure of something

    Synonyms:
    dubiety, incertitude, doubtfulness, precariousness, dubiousness, doubt, uncertainness, question

    Antonyms:
    foregone conclusion, sure thing, certainty

Wiktionary

  1. uncertainty(noun)

    Antonyms:
    certainty

  2. uncertainty(noun)

    Antonyms:
    certainty

  3. uncertainty(noun)

    Antonyms:
    certainty

  4. uncertainty(noun)

    Antonyms:
    certainty

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. uncertainty(n)

    Doubt is a lack of conviction that may refer either to matters of belief or to matters of practise. As regards belief, while doubt is lack of conviction, disbelief is conviction, to the contrary; unbelief refers to a settled state of mind, generally accompanied with opposition of heart. Perplexity is active and painful; doubt may be quiescent. Perplexity presses toward a solution; doubt may be content to linger unresolved. Any improbable statement awakens incredulity. In theological usage unbelief and skepticism have a condemnatory force, as implying wilful rejection of manifest truth. As regards practical matters, uncertainty applies to the unknown or undecided; doubt implies some negative evidence. Suspense regards the future, and is eager and anxious; uncertainty may relate to any period, and be quite indifferent. Misgiving is ordinarily in regard to the outcome of something already done or decided; hesitation, indecision, and irresolution have reference to something that remains to be decided or done, and are due oftener to infirmity of will than to lack of knowledge. Distrust and suspicion apply especially to the motives, character, etc., of others, and are more decidedly adverse than doubt. Scruple relates to matters of conscience and duty.

    Synonyms:
    disbelief, distrust, doubt, doubt, hesitancy, hesitation, incredulity, indecision, irresolution, misgiving, perplexity, question, scruple, skepticism, suspense, suspicion, unbelief

    Antonyms:
    assurance, belief, certainty, confidence, conviction, decision, determination, persuasion, resolution, resolve

Editors Contribution

  1. exegesis

    grammar in clarifications are rather ambiguous

    i'm not quiet convinced of his explanations, i'm not sure of his intentions

    Submitted by greenwriter60 on March 24, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. uncertainty(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ambiguity, doubt, obscurity, vagueness, dubiousness, incertitude, doubtfulness

  2. uncertainty(n.)

    Synonyms:
    contingency

  3. uncertainty(n.)

    Synonyms:
    irregularity, variableness, changeableness, capriciousness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. uncertainty(n)

    Synonyms:
    distrust, hesitation, doubt, dubiousness, dubiety, incertitude, irresolution, variableness, inconstancy, capriciousness, ambiguity, indefiniteness, contingency, fortuity, fallibility, suspense

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "uncertainty":

    insecurity, uncertainties, uncertain, precariousness, ambiguity, limbo, certainty, instability, doubt, vagueness, precarity, insecure

How to pronounce uncertainty?

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How to use uncertainty in a sentence?

  1. Kent Bacus:

    The biggest problem with the European market has been the uncertainty.

  2. Goldman Sachs ' Mayer:

    We would welcome everything which reduces uncertainty in the area of approval processes for international transactions, you need to be able to estimate what works and what does not.

  3. Thursday Lockhart:

    It’s too early to sound the 'all clear,' elevated and protracted uncertainty will not help growth prospects of an economy constrained by low business fixed investment...Uncertainty that reduces business fixed investment activity is not helpful.

  4. Juha Kinnunen:

    The company should give a more exact guidance. The current outlook doesn't tell enough about developments in different business sectors, and just raises more uncertainty.

  5. Bruce Zaro:

    I think the Fed has created a lot of uncertainty... by not raising rates. As long as they stay put, it's going to create that uncertainty.


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