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incertitude

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noun in·cer·ti·tude \(ˌ)in-ˈsər-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of incertitude

  1. :  uncertainty: a :  absence of assurance or confidence :  doubt b :  the quality or state of being unstable or insecure



Examples of incertitude

  1. <a growing incertitude about the honesty of the housekeeper they had just hired>



Origin of incertitude

Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin incertitudo, from Latin in- + Late Latin certitudo certitude


First Known Use: 15th century


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