uncertain

uncertain
adj
1. unpredictable, unforeseeable; unaccountable, undeterminable, unascertainable, undivinable, incalculable; casual, haphazard, random, arbitrary, hit-or-miss; chance, fortuitous, serendipitous, aleatory, Inf. fluky.
2. ambivalent, undecided, unresolved, unsure, betwixt and between, of two minds, at loose ends, sitting on or straddling a fence; fluctuating, oscillating, oscillatory, wavering, hovering; debating, considering, weighing both sides; skeptical, unconvinced, questioning, suspicious, mistrustful, distrustful, untrustful.
3. irresolute, indecisive, infirm of purpose, wishy-washy; hesitant, hesitating, pausing, halting, hanging back, faltering, dallying, dillydallying; equivocating, hedging one's bets, covering or touching all bases, seesawing, shilly-shallying; insecure, unassured, unconfi-dent, unsure of oneself; reserved, constrained, restrained, demurring.
4. indefinite, undetermined, unsettled, unestablished, unfixed, up in the air, open, touch-and-go, borderline, hanging in the balance, Sl. up for grabs; unproven, undemonstrated, unconfirmed, in suspense, in question, in dispute, at issue; unknown, undiscovered; debatable, contestable, arguable, moot, suspect, open to question or doubt; provisional, tentative, pending, contingent, conditional; speculative, conjectural, assumptive, presumptive; theoretical, hypothetical, notional, postulational; problematic, problematical.
5. indistinct, indeterminate, undefined, ill-defined, ill-marked; vague, nebulous, obscure, unclear, Rare. im-perspicuous; shadowy, hazy, fuzzy, foggy, blurry, blurred, unfocused, out of focus; mysterious, arcane, cryptic; abstract, recondite, abstruse; enigmatic, enigmatical, puzzling, baffling, bewildering, confounding; impenetrable, unfathomable, inscrutable.
6. inconsistent, variable, changeable, changeful, ever-changing, mutable, permutable, protean, vicis-situdinous; mercurial, volatile, impetuous, impulsive; fickle, capricious, wayward, skittish, flighty, moody; transient, rambling, roving, wandering.
7. dubious, doubtful, questionable, ambiguous; inconstant, unreliable, undependable, untrustworthy, unsteadfast; treacherous, slippery, shifty, timeserving.
8. chancy, risky, riskful, full of risk, Inf. iffy, Brit. Inf. dicey; delicate, ticklish, Inf. tricky, Inf. sticky; dangerous, perilous, hazardous, Sl. hairy; unsafe, unsound, unfixed, unstable, unsteady, shaky, wobbling, teetering, tottering, hanging by a thread, trembling in the balance.
9. irregular, intermittent, erratic, sporadic, unmethodical, immethodical, methodless, unsystematic, systemless, Inf. on again, off again; spasmodic, fitful, desultory, stop-and-go, come-and-go, coming and going; (all of light) dim, faint, pale, poor, inadequate, feeble.

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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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