Uncertain

Definition of Uncertain

Un`cer´tain   Pronunciation: ŭn`sẽr´tĭn
a.1.Not certain; not having certain knowledge; not assured in mind; distrustful.
Man, without the protection of a superior Being, . . . is uncertain of everything that he hopes for.
- Tillotson.
2.Irresolute; inconsonant; variable; untrustworthy; as, an uncertain person; an uncertain breeze.
O woman! in our hours of ease,
Uncertain, coy, and hard to please!
- Sir W. Scott.
3.Questionable; equivocal; indefinite; problematical.
From certain dangers to uncertain praise.
- Dryden.
4.Not sure; liable to fall or err; fallible.
Soon bent his bow, uncertain in his aim.
- Dryden.
Whistling slings dismissed the uncertain stone.
- Gay.
v. t.1.To make uncertain.

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