uncertain

I
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Doubtful in mind]
Syn. dubious, undecided, in a quandary; see doubtful 2 .
2. [Not determined]
Syn. undecided, undetermined, unsettled, doubtful, changeable, unpredictable, improbable, unlikely, unfixed, unsure, indeterminate, haphazard, random, chance, casual, provisional, contingent, alterable, fluctuant, subject to change, possible, vague, conjectural, questionable, problematic, suppositional, suppositious, hypothetical, theoretical, open to question, equivocal, perplexing, debatable, dubious indefinite, unascertained, ambiguous, unresolved, debated, conjecturable, unknown, unannounced, imprecise, up in the air, in doubt, in abeyance, still in debate, on the knees of the Gods*.
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
unsure, indefinite, questionable, hazy, indeterminate, unfixed, undecided, iffy, *up in the air, unpredictable, doubtful, unreliable, changeable, unsettled, unconfirmed, conjectural, vague.
ANT.: certain, sure, doubtless, definite
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Not affording certainty: ambiguous, borderline, chancy, clouded, doubtful, dubious, dubitable, equivocal, inconclusive, indecisive, indeterminate, problematic, problematical, questionable, unclear, unsure. Informal: iffy. Idioms: at issue, in doubt, in question. See CERTAIN, CLEAR. 2. In doubt or dispute: arguable, contested, debatable, disputable, doubtful, exceptionable, moot, mootable, problematic, problematical, questionable. See CERTAIN. 3. Liable to more than one interpretation: ambiguous, cloudy, equivocal, inexplicit, nebulous, obscure, unclear, vague. See CERTAIN, CLEAR. 4. Of dubious character: doubtful, equivocal, questionable, shady, suspect, suspicious. Informal: fishy. See HONEST. 5. Marked by lack of firm decision or commitment; of questionable outcome: indefinite, open, undecided, undetermined, unresolved, unsettled, unsure, vague. Idiom: up in the air. See CERTAIN. 6. Experiencing doubt: doubtful, dubious, skeptical, undecided, unsure. Idiom: in doubt. See CERTAIN. 7. Capable of or liable to change: alterable, changeable, fluid, inconstant, mutable, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, variable, variant. Archaic: various. See CHANGE. 8. Following no predictable pattern: capricious, changeable, erratic, fantastic, fantastical, fickle, freakish, inconsistent, inconstant, mercurial, temperamental, ticklish, unpredictable, unstable, unsteady, variable, volatile, whimsical. See CHANGE, CONTINUE.

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  • Uncertain — Uncertain, TX U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 150 Housing Units (2000): 137 Land area (2000): 0.509950 sq. miles (1.320765 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.001216 sq. miles (0.003150 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.511166 sq. miles (1.323915 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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