Uncertain \Un*cer"tain\, v. t. [1st pref. un- + certain; or fr. uncertain, a.] To make uncertain. [Obs.] --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

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  • Uncertain — Un*cer tain, a. [Pref. un + certain. Cf. {Incertain}.] 1. Not certain; not having certain knowledge; not assured in mind; distrustful. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Man, without the protection of a superior Being, . . . is uncertain of everything that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uncertain — EP de The Cranberries Publicación 28 de octubre de 1991 Grabación Grabado en los Xeric Studios, Limerick, Irlanda Género(s) Pop Rock Duración 14:16 …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Uncertain — may refer to:* Uncertain, Texas, a town in the United States * Uncertain, an album of The Cranberries See also * uncertainty …   Wikipedia

  • uncertain — I (ambiguous) adjective amphibolic, cryptic, enigmatical, inconclusive, indeterminate, indistinct, mistakable, mysterious, mystifying, nebulous, not certain, not clear, not plain, obscure, occult, open to various interpretations, perplexing,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • uncertain — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not known, reliable, or definite. 2) not completely confident or sure. ● in no uncertain terms Cf. ↑in no uncertain terms DERIVATIVES uncertainly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • uncertain — c.1300, of indeterminate time or occurrence, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + CERTAIN (Cf. certain) (adj.). Meaning not fully confident is recorded from late 14c. (implied in uncertainty). Related: Uncertainly …   Etymology dictionary

  • uncertain — [adj] doubtful, changeable ambiguous, ambivalent, chancy, conjectural, dubious, erratic, fitful, hanging by a thread*, hazy, hesitant, iffy*, incalculable, inconstant, indefinite, indeterminate, indistinct, insecure, irregular, irresolute, on… …   New thesaurus

  • uncertain — [un sʉrt′ n] adj. [ME uncertayn] 1. a) not surely or certainly known; questionable; problematic b) not sure or certain in knowledge; doubtful 2. not definite or determined; vague 3. liable to vary or change; not dependable or reliable 4 …   English World dictionary

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