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

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Examples of unsure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police are unsure if the 17-year-old male and the three men, ages 20, 21 and 25, knew each other and ask that anyone with information about the incident contact the Phoenix Police Department or call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377. Miguel Torres, The Arizona Republic, "1 dead, 3 wounded in west Phoenix gun battle that may have been drug related," 26 Apr. 2021 Scholars are unsure exactly which communities produced the scrolls. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, "How A.I. Is Helping Scholars Unlock the Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls," 23 Apr. 2021 This complication extends to businesses that are unsure where to start funding their next project. Charles Carey, Forbes, "Seven Components Of The 'New Capital Stack' In Lending," 21 Apr. 2021 Right now, a majority either don't think so or are unsure. Jennifer De Pinto, CBS News, "CBS News Poll - Eye on Earth: What do Americans think can be done on climate?," 20 Apr. 2021 Police Chief Randal Taylor was unsure if Hole went through the red flag process when the former was pressed by reporters last week. Jake Dima, Washington Examiner, "FedEx gunman was never given 'red flag' hearing despite seized shotgun, prosecutor says," 19 Apr. 2021 Another 37% of voters were unsure, suggesting that deliberations about the incumbent attorney general are still taking place. Dallas News, "As midterm elections approach, new poll shows GOP elected leaders holding steady with Texas voters," 19 Apr. 2021 The victim was unsure which direction his car headed. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, "Car stolen at gunpoint: Lakewood Police Blotter," 17 Apr. 2021 But because nothing like it had come to market before, home gardeners were unsure when to harvest and tended to pick too early. oregonlive, "Oregon State releases Midnight Roma, an antioxidant-rich purple tomato," 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of unsure

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsure was in the 15th century

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28 Apr 2021

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“Unsure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsure. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unsure

: not certain about something : not sure

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