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Synonyms for uncertainty
ʌnˈsɜr tn tiun·cer·tain·ty

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  1. uncertaintynoun

    Antonyms:
    certainty

  2. uncertaintynoun

    Antonyms:
    certainty

  3. uncertaintynoun

    Antonyms:
    certainty

  4. uncertaintynoun

    Antonyms:
    certainty

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. uncertaintynoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncertainty, uncertainness, precariousnessnoun

    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, dubiousnessnoun

    the state of being unsure of something

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

    Antonyms:
    foregone conclusion, sure thing, certainty

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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. uncertaintynoun

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

  2. uncertaintynoun

    Synonyms:
    contingency

  3. uncertaintynoun

    Synonyms:
    irregularity, variableness, changeableness, capriciousness

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How to use uncertainty in a sentence?

  1. John Kilduff:

    Between the Canadian wildfire and the regime change in Saudi Arabia, there is a pronounced amount of uncertainty now, in commodities, you buy uncertainty.

  2. John Hocevar:

    Parts of the plastic industry have worked really hard to exploit fears around Covid, it's disappointing that lobbying groups are taking advantage of this climate of fear and uncertainty.

  3. Erik Lindquist:

    There's a lot of uncertainty surrounding the total forest area in the word, how much forest is being lost and gained, how is the land use changing and what are the effects on carbon emissions, the more we use these tools the more we're going to be sure of whether the situation is improving or getting worse.

  4. David Adams:

    Given the current economic and political uncertainty, these sales levels are quite strong.

  5. Amy Spitalnick:

    Budget monitors and rating agencies have all applauded this administration's fiscal prudence and focus on protecting against economic uncertainty – and investors agree.


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