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 :  doubtb :  the quality or state of being unstable or insecure

Examples of incertitude in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of incertitude

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


First Known Use: 15th century



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