uncertain

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un- +‎ certain

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uncertain (comparative more uncertain, superlative most uncertain)

  1. Not certain; unsure.
    • Tillotson
      Man, without the protection of a superior Being, [] is uncertain of everything that he hopes for.
  2. Not known for certain; questionable.
    Tomorrow's weather is uncertain.
  3. Not yet determined; undecided.
  4. Variable and subject to change.
  5. Fitful or unsteady.
  6. Unpredictable or capricious.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      O woman! in our hours of ease, / Uncertain, coy, and hard to please!

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