uncertain


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Uncertain \Un*cer"tain\ ([u^]n*s[~e]r"t[i^]n), a. [Pref. un- not
   + certain. Cf. Incertain.]
   1. Not certain; not having certain knowledge; not assured in
      mind; distrustful. --Chaucer.
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            Man, without the protection of a superior Being, . .
            . is uncertain of everything that he hopes for.
                                                  --Tillotson.
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   2. Irresolute; inconsonant; variable; untrustworthy; as, an
      uncertain person; an uncertain breeze.
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            O woman! in our hours of ease,
            Uncertain, coy, and hard to please!   --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   3. Questionable; equivocal; indefinite; problematical. "The
      fashion of uncertain evils." --Milton.
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            From certain dangers to uncertain praise. --Dryden.
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   4. Not sure; liable to fall or err; fallible.
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            Soon bent his bow, uncertain in his aim. --Dryden.
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            Whistling slings dismissed the uncertain stone.
                                                  --Gay.
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   Syn: See Precarious.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Uncertain \Un*cer"tain\, v. t. [1st pref. un- + certain; or fr.
   uncertain, a.]
   To make uncertain. [Obs.] --Sir W. Raleigh.
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