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From Old French incertaineté.


incertainty (countable and uncountable, plural incertainties)

  1. (obsolete) Uncertainty.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , II.4.1.i:
      all is naught, full of imposture, incertainty, and doth generally more harm then good.