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Definitions and Synonyms of uncertainty | Another word for uncertainty | What is uncertainty?

Definition 1: being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where uncertainty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the uncertainty of the outcome
  • the precariousness of his income

Synonyms for uncertainty in the sense of this definition

(uncertainty is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of uncertainty ) uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something

"the dubiousness of his claim" "there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"

(... is a kind of uncertainty ) the quality of being vague and poorly defined

(... is a kind of uncertainty ) lacking predictability

(... is a kind of uncertainty ) the quality of being improbable

"impossibility should never be confused with improbability" "the improbability of such rare coincidences"

(... is a kind of uncertainty ) the quality of happening accidentally and by lucky chance

(... is a kind of uncertainty ) the quality of being a conclusion or opinion based on supposition and conjecture rather than on fact or investigation

"her work is highly contentious because of its speculativeness and lack of supporting evidence"

Definition 2: the state of being unsure of something - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for uncertainty in the sense of this definition

(uncertainty is a kind of ...) the state of a person's cognitive processes

(... is a kind of uncertainty ) an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly

(... is a kind of uncertainty ) doubt about someone's honesty

(... is a kind of uncertainty ) doubt about the truth of something

(... is a kind of uncertainty ) doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action

"his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost"

(... is a kind of uncertainty ) doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case

"this proves beyond peradventure that he is innocent"

(... is a kind of uncertainty ) an uncertain cognitive state

"the matter remained in suspense for several years"

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