uncertain Definition

  • 1not able to be relied on; not known or definite
  • 2feeling doubt or hesitancy; not confident

Using uncertain: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "uncertain" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The future of the company is uncertain.

  • Example

    I am uncertain about which movie to watch.

  • Example

    The cause of the accident is still uncertain.

uncertain Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with uncertain

  • in a way that leaves no doubt or ambiguity


    He told her in no uncertain terms that he would not tolerate any more lies.

  • a future that is unpredictable or unknown


    The company is facing an uncertain future due to the economic downturn.

  • a smile that shows doubt or hesitation


    She gave him an uncertain smile, unsure of how to respond.


Summary: uncertain in Brief

The term 'uncertain' [ʌnˈsəːtn] refers to something that is not reliable, definite, or known. It can also describe a feeling of doubt or hesitancy. Examples include 'The future of the company is uncertain,' and 'I am uncertain about which movie to watch.' Phrases like 'uncertain terms' and 'uncertain future' further illustrate the concept.

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