What are some alternative words for unsure?

Synonyms for unsure

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term unsure.

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"

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

    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"

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

    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?

US English

How to say unsure in sign language?

  1. unsure

Words popularity by usage frequency


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.

Translations for unsure

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for unsure »


Find a translation for the unsure synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of unsure

  1. unsure

Discuss these unsure synonyms with the community:



    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


    "unsure." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 30 Nov. 2020. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/unsure>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for unsure?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for unsure:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.