uncertain


uncertain
un|cer|tain [ ʌn`sɜrtn ] adjective **
1. ) not clearly known or understood:
The origin of the word is uncertain.
it is uncertain whether/why/how etc.: It is uncertain how they entered the property.
remain uncertain: Despite recent research, the precise mechanism of the virus remains uncertain.
a ) likely to change and become worse:
The economic outlook was beginning to look uncertain.
uncertain future: The industry as a whole faces a very uncertain future.
2. ) not feeling sure about what to do, whether something is true, etc.:
uncertain about/of: I left the meeting feeling anxious, and uncertain about what to do next.
uncertain what/why/how etc.: Greg was uncertain how to respond to this odd request.
a ) not confident:
Sara seemed more self-assured: no longer young and uncertain, but a confident professional woman.
in no uncertain terms
in a way that is clear and definite:
She was told in no uncertain terms that she would have to accept the deal.
╾ un|cer|tain|ly adverb

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Uncertain — Un*cer tain, a. [Pref. un + certain. Cf. {Incertain}.] 1. Not certain; not having certain knowledge; not assured in mind; distrustful. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Man, without the protection of a superior Being, . . . is uncertain of everything that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uncertain — EP de The Cranberries Publicación 28 de octubre de 1991 Grabación Grabado en los Xeric Studios, Limerick, Irlanda Género(s) Pop Rock Duración 14:16 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Uncertain — EP The Cranberr …   Википедия

  • Uncertain EP — альбом The Cranberries Дата выпуска 28 октября 1991 Жанры Рок Длительность 14:14 Лейблы Xeric Records …   Википедия

  • Uncertain — Un*cer tain, v. t. [1st pref. un + certain; or fr. uncertain, a.] To make uncertain. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uncertain — may refer to:* Uncertain, Texas, a town in the United States * Uncertain, an album of The Cranberries See also * uncertainty …   Wikipedia

  • Uncertain EP — a été le premier EP du groupe irlandais The Cranberries datant de 1991. Il a été réalisé par Xeric Records sur CD et les vinyles de 12 . Près de 5000 copies d Uncertain ont été produites. Toutes les paroles sont écrites par Dolores O Riordan, les …   Wikipédia en Français

  • uncertain — I (ambiguous) adjective amphibolic, cryptic, enigmatical, inconclusive, indeterminate, indistinct, mistakable, mysterious, mystifying, nebulous, not certain, not clear, not plain, obscure, occult, open to various interpretations, perplexing,… …   Law dictionary

  • Uncertain — Uncertain, TX U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 150 Housing Units (2000): 137 Land area (2000): 0.509950 sq. miles (1.320765 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.001216 sq. miles (0.003150 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.511166 sq. miles (1.323915 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Uncertain, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 150 Housing Units (2000): 137 Land area (2000): 0.509950 sq. miles (1.320765 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.001216 sq. miles (0.003150 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.511166 sq. miles (1.323915 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • uncertain — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not known, reliable, or definite. 2) not completely confident or sure. ● in no uncertain terms Cf. ↑in no uncertain terms DERIVATIVES uncertainly adverb …   English terms dictionary


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