Definition of incertitude in English:


Line breaks: in|cer¦ti|tude
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsəːtɪtjuːd


[mass noun]
  • A state of uncertainty or hesitation: some schools broke down under the stresses of policy incertitude
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    • Since every decision that is made comes with a bit of incertitude, statistics guides one in making proper preferences.
    • Women directors admit vulnerabilities, but sometimes their openness to suggestion is mistaken for incertitude.
    • The struggle and incertitude do not put out the light in those who are driven by their own passion for the arts.


late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin incertitudo, from in- (expressing negation) + certitudo (see certitude).

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