un·​sure | \ ˌən-ˈshu̇r How to pronounce unsure (audio) , -ˈshər, especially Southern -ˈshȯr \

Definition of unsure

: not marked by or given to feelings of confident certainty : not sure was unsure of what to do
unsure of oneself
: lacking confidence in one's abilities … he's a little unsure of himself when it comes to the music world …— Seth Mnookin

Examples of unsure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet with grain storage facilities filling up, farmers like Viktor are unsure about what comes next for their grain. Dalton Bennett, Washington Post, 19 July 2022 Yet with grain storage facilities filling up, farmers like Viktor are unsure about what comes next for their grain. Dalton Bennett, Anchorage Daily News, 19 July 2022 What if parents are unsure about the vaccine and want to wait and see? Katia Hetter, CNN, 18 June 2022 Making such a film in Morocco was not an easy task and Touzani is unsure about whether the film will be well-received, if screened at all in the country. Caitlin Quinlan, Variety, 26 May 2022 Many state tax authorities are still unsure about how these things should be defined, categorized and ultimately taxed. Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Mel is unsure whether to accept this offer, but Doc gives her some very reasonable advice. Maggie Horton, Country Living, 30 July 2022 The shelters will remain open for a while, Lockard said, and officials are still unsure whether school will start as planned on Aug. 10. Thomas Birmingham, The Courier-Journal, 29 July 2022 Another 20% are unsure if their company offers retirement options. Megan Leonhardt, Fortune, 28 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unsure

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsure. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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