incertainty

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French incertaineté.

Noun[edit]

incertainty (countable and uncountable, plural incertainties)

  1. (obsolete) Uncertainty.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970:
      , II.4.1.i:
      all is naught, full of imposture, incertainty, and doth generally more harm then good.