Examples of uncertainty in a Sentence
There is some uncertainty about the company's future.
He accepted the position without hesitation or uncertainty.
Recent Examples of uncertainty from the Web
The characters tell stories of fear and uncertainty related to their immigration to the U.S.—and in typical Allende fashion, experience supernatural encounters along the way.
Many analysts and investors expect the next chair to stick to the Fed’s announced schedule for bond-investment reductions, but any uncertainty could unnerve investors.
But these studies, as well as experts in the field, acknowledge the large uncertainties involved, both in the individual climate and economics models involved and in their ability to project human responses to climate change decades out.
The Cowboys’ pass rush has gone from an uncertainty to arguably one of the strengths of the team in the first seven games this season.
Colleen Kane: Cubs in 5 Behind Kyle Hendricks, the Cubs have rotation uncertainties with Jon Lester's inconsistent second half, Jose Quintana's lack of playoff experience and Jake Arrieta's hamstring.
But the uncertainty of paying for college loomed as time went on.
While the reason for the uptick is unclear, Gallup speculates that uncertainty around the law since the election and rising premiums for customers who don't qualify for subsidies may be factors.
But as testing expands, more uncertainty is creeping into the process, meaning people’s responses are likely to become less predictable still.
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First Known Use of uncertainty
Synonymsdistrust, distrustfulness, dubiety, dubitation [archaic], incertitude, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrust, mistrustfulness, query, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, doubt
Antonymsassurance, belief, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, sureness, surety, trust
Related Wordsdisbelief, incredulity, unbelief; anxiety, concern, paranoia, wariness; compunction, niggle [chiefly British], qualm, scruple, tremor
Near Antonymscredence, faith
Synonym Discussion of uncertainty
- assumed the role of manager without hesitation or uncertainty
- plagued by doubts as to what to do
- felt some dubiety about its practicality
- an economic forecast greeted with skepticism
- regarded the stranger with suspicion
- had a great mistrust of doctors
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- Uncertainty made the days of waiting longer …
- —William H. Armstrong, Sounder
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