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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diffident, shy, timid, unsureadjective

    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, incertainadjective

    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)

Editors Contribution

  1. anticipating

    Submitted by miagdarling on May 20, 2021  
  2. cautious

    i would be cautious about walking there after dark.

    Submitted by Soulwriter on June 13, 2021  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unsure":

    uncertain, insecure, unsafe, undecided

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How to use unsure in a sentence?

  1. Melissa Murray:

    I was unsure and a little nervous, because I wanted to help, but this was such uncharted territory, i never thought I'd be going back in time to read about polio.

  2. Brian Snyder:

    Immediately afterwards my reaction was' did that just happen ?' , initially, the other photographers and I were unsure if it was a planned part of the show or something else. Once Will Smith was back at Will Smith seat and yelling back to the stage, we figured it was not part of the script. And then I started looking through my camera for reactions.

  3. Stefan Worrall:

    We're seeing a double whammy of yen strength combined with Japan Inc's tendency to give very conservative guidance, so you have to acknowledge some uncertainty over how much capex will actually be impacted by the stronger yen because we're unsure just how much exaggeration we're seeing in dim earnings forecasts.

  4. Ben Cardin:

    Too frequently, the suffering families of hostages were left in the dark, unsure who in government was working exclusively to ensure the safe return home of their loved ones.

  5. Tim McGraw:

    It was exactly my process, basically, I am an unsure, self-conscious, shy person. That is how I started — even when I was in college —before I would get on stage, I would start drinking. I would start drinking to stop shaking.


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