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Definition of the adjective uncertain

What does uncertain mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more uncertain / most uncertain

  1. lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
  2. not established beyond doubt; still undecided or unknown
  3. not established or confirmed
  4. not certain to occur; not inevitable
  5. subject to change
  6. not consistent or dependable
    • examples: an uncertain recollection of events | a gun with a rather uncertain trigger
    • similar: undependable / unreliable
  7. ambiguous (especially in the negative)
    • example: she spoke in no uncertain terms
    • similar: ambiguous

Alternative definition of the adjective uncertain


  1. not known for certain; questionable
  2. not yet determined; undecided
  3. variable and subject to change
  4. fitful or unsteady
  5. unpredictable or capricious


Uncertain is a city in Harrison County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 150.


"Uncertain" is the first EP of the Irish band The Cranberries, produced by Pearse Gilmore, it was released in the autumn of 1991, having previously released cassette EPs under the name The Cranberry Saw Us. Uncertain was released by Xeric Records on both CD and 12" vinyl formats. Approximately 5,000 total copies of "Uncertain" were ever produced. The Cranberries debut EP did not chart.

Phrases with Uncertain

  1. Uncertain LC family
  2. In No Uncertain Terms
  3. family Uncertain LC family

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Uncertain

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Google previewSubjectivity in Political Economy (2005)

Essays on Wanting and Choosing by David P. Levine

Being uncertain means doubting what we know, what we want, and what we can accomplish. Radical uncertainty means doubting to the point that we cannot know what we want or what steps will enable us to gain what we want. Uncertainty ...

Google previewReimagining Business History (2013)

by Philip Scranton, Patrick Fridenson

Being uncertain means that we do not have reliable knowledge about some future state of affairs, when “reliable knowledge” in turn means a risk-adjusted confidence in outcomes. A5 Frank Knight pointed out nearly a century ago, uncertainty ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of GIS (2007)

by Shashi Shekhar, Hui Xiong

ELISEO CLEMENTINI Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy Synonyms Spatial objects; Spatial data types with indeterminate boundaries; Vague boundaries; Uncertain boundaries; 3- value ...

Google previewUndocumented Immigrants in the United States: An Encyclopedia of Their Experience [2 volumes] (2014)

by Anna Ochoa O'Leary

Uncertain. Future. for. Unauthorized. Immigrants. The hope of comprehensive immigration reform energized many in 2013, stirring a certain amount of nervous anticipation among the nearly 11.1 million undocumented immigrants living in the ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

fantastic, incredible, mysterious, remarkable, spooky, strange, supernatural, unbelievable, unnatural, unusual, weird unceremonious: abrupt, blunt, brief, casual, curt, familiar, hasty, inelegant, informal, short uncertain: ambiguous, ambivalent ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2008)

by Manfred Schwab

Uncertain. or. Unknown. Histogenesis. Tumors. PERE HUGUET, SANTIAGO RAMoN Y CAIAL Department of Pathology, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain. Definition. Tumors of unknown histo genesis are those in which the ...

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Quotes about Uncertain

Every economy is uncertain. Referring to this or any economy as ""uncertain"" is an unnecessary and pessimistic redundancy. (Bo Bennett)
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Scrabble value of U1N1C3E1R1T1A1I1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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