Uncertainty

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Uncertainty->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ uncertainty
uncertainty
incertitude
doubt
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ doubtfulness
doubtfulness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ dubiety
dubiety
dubitation
dubitancy|
dubitousness
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ hesitation
hesitation
suspense
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ perplexity
perplexity
embarrassment
dilemma
bewilderment
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ timidity
timidity
&c.(fear) 860
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ vacillation
vacillation
&c. 605
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ diaporesis
diaporesis
indetermination
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ vagueness
vagueness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ haze
haze
fog
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ obscurity
obscurity
&c.(darkness) 421
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ ambiguity
ambiguity
&c.(double meaning) 520
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ contingency
contingency
double contingency
possibility upon a possibility
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ open question
open question
&c.(question) 461
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ onus probandi
onus probandi
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ blind bargain
blind bargain
pig in a poke
leap in the dark
something or other
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ needle in a haystack
needle in a haystack
needle in a bottle of hay
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ roving commission
roving commission
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ precariousness
precariousness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ fallibility
fallibility
PARAG:Uncertainty->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be uncertain
be uncertain
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ wonder whether
wonder whether
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ lose the clue
lose the clue
lose the clew
scent
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ miss one's way
miss one's way
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ not know what to make of
not know what to make of
&c.(unintelligibility) 519
not know which way to turn
not know whether one stands on one s head or one's heels
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ float in a sea of doubt
float in a sea of doubt
hesitate
flounder
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ lose oneself
lose oneself
lose one's head
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ muddle one's brains
muddle one's brains
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ render uncertain
render uncertain
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ put out
put out
pose
puzzle
perplex
embarrass
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ confuse
confuse
confound
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ bewilder
bewilder
bother
molder
addle the wits
throw off the scent
ambiguas in vulgus spargere voces
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ keep in suspense
keep in suspense
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ doubt
doubt
&c.(disbelieve) 485
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ hang in the balance
hang in the balance
tremble in the balance
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ depend
depend
PARAG:Uncertainty->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ uncertain
uncertain
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ casual
casual
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ random
random
&c.(aimless) 621
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ changeable
changeable
&c. 149
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ doubtful
doubtful
dubious
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ indecisive
indecisive
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unsettled
unsettled
undecided
undetermined
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ in suspense
in suspense
open to discussion
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ controvertible
controvertible
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ in question
in question
&c.(inquiry) 461
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ vague
vague
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ indeterminate
indeterminate
indefinite
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ ambiguous
ambiguous
equivocal
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ undefined
undefined
undefinable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ confused
confused
&c.(indistinct) 447
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ mystic
mystic
oracular
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ dazed
dazed
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ perplexing
perplexing
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ enigmatic
enigmatic
paradoxical
apocryphal
problematical
hypothetical
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ experimental
experimental
&c. 463
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 5
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ fallible
fallible
questionable
precarious
slippery
ticklish
debatable
disputable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ unreliable
unreliable
untrustworthy
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 6
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ contingent
contingent
contingent on
dependent on
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ subject to
subject to
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ dependent on circumstances
dependent on circumstances
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ occasional
occasional
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ provisional
provisional
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 7
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ unauthentic
unauthentic
unauthenticated
unauthoritative
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ unascertained
unascertained
unconfirmed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ undemonstrated
undemonstrated
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 7 \\ untold
untold
uncounted
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 8
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 8 \\ in a state of uncertainty
in a state of uncertainty
in a cloud
in a maze
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 8 \\ bushed
bushed
off the track
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 8 \\ ignorant
ignorant
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 9
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ 1
&c. 491
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ afraid to say
afraid to say
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ out of one's reckoning
out of one's reckoning
astray
adrift
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ at sea
at sea
at fault
at a loss
at one's wit's end
at a nonplus
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ puzzled
puzzled
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ lost
lost
abroad
dΓsorientΓ
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 9 \\ distracted
distracted
distraught
PARAG:Uncertainty->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ pendente lite
pendente lite
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ sub spe rati
sub spe rati

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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