incertitude

noun
in·cer·ti·tude | \(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

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a growing incertitude about the honesty of the housekeeper they had just hired

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First Known Use of incertitude

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for incertitude

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

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