Adjective "Uncertain" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not able to be relied on; not known or definite.
  1. 'It's human nature that in uncertain times we become more conservative and less speculative.'
  2. 'The future of this business and the fate of its 240 employees remain uncertain.'
  3. 'The link between violent music and violent behaviour is an uncertain one.'
  4. 'The future of the pier has been uncertain for years and one unnamed firm is currently in talks with Blue Lark.'
  5. 'What lies ahead is completely uncertain, but also, it seems, full of promise.'
  6. 'The Jubilee arouses uncertain feelings, halting thoughts, though it's in our town.'
  7. 'It was the Society's view that banks would simply not deal with firms whose future was uncertain.'
  8. 'Whether the public perceives the benefits of having a greater gender balance remains uncertain.'
  9. 'We live in uncertain times when change has never been so rapid or unpredictable.'
  10. 'The takeover inevitably led to uncertain times for everyone at the firm.'
  11. 'I was uncertain how to proceed'
  12. 'Yet, as to the details of our life, or as to where my husband is now, I am uncertain.'
  13. 'The young couple she confronted with this information today seemed bemused and uncertain how to react.'
  14. 'He had friends down there but, after the flight, he is uncertain of their fate.'
  15. 'There were lots of times when people were very uncertain about the situation there.'
  16. 'Even the Western powers appear uncertain about whether it is a good idea.'
  17. 'As in domestic politics, when you are uncertain about the substance, emphasise the style.'
  18. 'If you are uncertain about what options you should take think about speaking to a financial adviser.'
  19. 'He was still uncertain about the whole thing but I got him interested enough to come along.'
  20. 'However they were uncertain as to whether it was the address of one of the suspects or a red herring.'
  21. 'The only times anyone asked Ilse what she wanted was when she was uncertain.'


1. not definitely ascertainable or fixed, as in time of occurrence, number, dimensions, or quality.

2. not confident, assured, or free from hesitancy: an uncertain smile.

3. not clearly or precisely determined; indefinite; unknown: a manuscript of uncertain origin.

4. vague; indistinct; not perfectly apprehended: an abstruse novel with uncertain themes.

5. subject to change; variable; capricious; unstable: a person of uncertain opinions.

6. ambiguous; unreliable; unde

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be uncertain about things."

"people can be uncertain as to things."

"people can be uncertain at moments."

"people can be uncertain about impacts."

"people can be uncertain about futures."

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in no uncertain terms