incertitude


in·cer·ti·tude

noun \(ˌ)in-ˈsər-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of INCERTITUDE

:  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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