Definition of 'uncertain'
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The world feels an uncertain and dangerous place at the moment. The Sun (2017)The future of the oil services industry remains uncertain and any recovery is likely to be gradual. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This mindset helps us face the bathroom mirror and an uncertain future. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It remains uncertain whether the club will still be a going concern by then. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Peak confidence in this stock has long past and the future remains uncertain. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The weather patterns are uncertain. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Now I feel uncertain about my feelings. The Sun (2016)Gold's value rises in uncertain times, as it is seen as a safe haven. The Sun (2016)When I ask if he spends money on anything really extravagant, he looks a bit uncertain. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He would have let the players know his feelings in no uncertain terms. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet do you really want all the expense of lawyers with an uncertain outcome? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The difficulty about highlighting all these uncertainties is that it makes the rest of us feel uncertain. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The identity of the sniper remains uncertain. THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)You bring an umbrella along when the weather forecast is uncertain. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The religion bit is the uncertain thing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They felt cut off from their history and uncertain of their future. Christianity Today (2000)Its plan would have uncertain benefits and would not be policed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is no doubt that this is a scary experiment with an uncertain outcome. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It does not always reassure people when they feel uncertain. The Sun (2008)The future of the club remains uncertain. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That all looks a bit more uncertain this morning. The Sun (2013)The skilled workforce who have spent years manufacturing highquality confectionery now face an uncertain future. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The outcome was uncertain to the last. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The broker added that the company faced an uncertain financial future unless new funds were raised or a new owner emerged. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But the company said that savings from a restructuring meant it was now better placed to weather the uncertain economic environment. Times, Sunday Times (2009)One moment she was telling him in no uncertain terms to leave England forthwith. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They referred to the company 's uncertain future as a result of challenging advertising conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2006)When they are feeling uncertain and lack confidence, investment and growth will be weak. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I told him not to do it again in no uncertain terms. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Is it a reliable store of value in uncertain times or does its price volatility mean it cannot be regarded as a true safe haven? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Plans for a tourist zone and gaming zone are less of a worry, as the plans are still uncertain. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There remain on the balance sheet assets with uncertain value and limited relevance to the UK economy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It means millions of betting shop punters will be able to watch racing from all 59 tracks - something that looked uncertain. The Sun (2008)If I have been uncertain about something on the car, they have checked it and made no charge if there was no work required. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'uncertain'
British English: uncertain /ʌnˈsɜːtn/ ADJECTIVE
If you are uncertain about something, you do not know what to do.
He was uncertain about his brother's plans.
- American English: uncertain
- Arabic: مُتَرَدِّد
- Brazilian Portuguese: incerto
- Chinese: 不确定的
- Croatian: nesiguran
- Czech: nejistý
- Danish: usikker
- Dutch: onzeker
- European Spanish: incierto
- Finnish: epävarma
- French: incertain
- German: ungewiss
- Greek: αβέβαιος
- Italian: incerto
- Japanese: 不確実な
- Korean: 불확실한
- Norwegian: usikker
- Polish: niepewny
- European Portuguese: incerto
- Romanian: nesigur
- Russian: неопределенный
- Spanish: incierto
- Swedish: osäker
- Thai: ที่ไม่แน่นอน
- Turkish: belirsiz
- Ukrainian: невпевнений
- Vietnamese: không chắc chắn
Definition of uncertain from the Collins English Dictionary
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