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 Palestine Liberation Organization’s envoy in Washington, Husam Zomlot, was quoted as having told reporters last week that uncertainty could lead the Palestinian leadership to resume its campaign for recognition at the United Nations.
With all the uncertainty still in the air, one thing is for sure; with only eight episodes left in the entire series, Sunday night’s installment is sure to not disappoint.
Congress will be an irresistible scapegoat for his failures; the only uncertainty is whether the smooth functioning of the federal government is a casualty of the resulting cross fire.
The findings rather turned her understanding of the subject into a tangle of uncertainty.
The problems largely stem from uncertainty created by the Trump administration’s threats to sabotage the exchanges, and Congress’s failure to shore up the marketplaces.
Deerfield has continued to balance its budget each year despite uncertainty from Springfield, according to Rosenthal.
The images gave a value of 0.86 for the deflection, about in line with Newton’s formula, but with large uncertainties.
Amid all the uncertainty, insurers are running out of time to plan for next year.
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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
UNCERTAINTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of uncertainty for English Language Learners
: the quality or state of being uncertain
: something that is doubtful or unknown : something that is uncertain
UNCERTAINTY Defined for Kids
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