Definition of uncertainty in English:

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uncertainty

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈsəːt(ə)nti/

noun (plural uncertainties)

[mass noun]
1The state of being uncertain: times of uncertainty and danger
More example sentences
  • Perhaps this is explained because at times of uncertainty and change there is a degree of comfort in the past.
  • Lesser goals will be blown off course in an environment of uncertainty and constant change.
  • This is especially so in a profession where there is inherent unpredictability and uncertainty.
Synonyms
unpredictability, unreliability, riskiness, chanciness, precariousness, unsureness;
changeability, changeableness, variability, inconstancy, fitfulness, fickleness
unsureness, lack of certainty, indecision, irresolution, hesitancy, doubt, doubtfulness, wavering, vacillation, equivocation, vagueness, ambivalence, lack of conviction, disquiet, disquietude, wariness, chariness, scepticism;
queries, questions
rare dubiety, incertitude
hesitancy, tentativeness, unsureness, lack of confidence, diffidence, doubtfulness, doubt
1.1 [count noun] (usually uncertainties) Something that is uncertain or that causes one to feel uncertain: financial uncertainties
More example sentences
  • Odd tensions and feelings and questions and uncertainties and so on abound in my little head.
  • Despite the various uncertainties surrounding it, it would be unwise to rule out this possibility.
  • There are uncertainties surrounding the determination of the annual maintenance cost.
Synonyms
doubt, qualm, misgiving, apprehension, quandary, dilemma, reservation, niggle, scruple, second thought, query, question, question mark, suspicion

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