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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diffident, shy, timid, unsure(adj)

    lacking self-confidence

    "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"

    Synonyms:
    diffident, faint, shy(p), fainthearted, faint-hearted, timid, uncertain, shy, incertain

    Antonyms:
    certain(p), sure, positive(p), convinced(p), confident(p)

  2. 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, uncertain, shy, unsealed, unsettled, incertain

    Antonyms:
    convinced(p), positive(p), sure, certain(p), confident(p)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    uncertain, insecure, unsafe, undecided

How to pronounce unsure?

Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
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How to say unsure in sign language?

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How to use unsure in a sentence?

  1. Sheriff Sharon Wehrly:

    During that call, the reporting parties informed the Nye County Sheriff’s Office dispatch the male had been using cocaine, they confirmed his usage on Saturday but were unsure if it had continued.

  2. Luo Shengzhang:

    Many people have noticed that Chinese buyers have been very noncommittal in term negotiations this year, the reason is because there is too much uncertainty about 2015 demand since many of our downstream buyers are unsure whether they will get the same amount of bank credit next year.

  3. Solomon Greene:

    People are cobbling together payments because, as we have heard, the rent eats first, in April, they had job losses, come May they are still struggling, doing what they can to pay rent. By June, it seems more people are unsure how they will pay the rent.

  4. Jessica Christensen:

    It wasn’t like we sought this out, thinking ‘oh we’re going to do a show.’ We were unsure this was going to be a TV show.

  5. Reinhold Niebuhr:

    Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure.


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