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It’s essential for companies to capitalize on the essential time together during these uncertain times.

Startled and uncertain, Teichner takes in the proposal and answers with a solid maybe.

The end of this sickness is still uncertain and many months away, especially for those who live in the poorest parts of the planet.

Today, the hotel and restaurant remain closed, their future as uncertain as Riley’s.

Back then, it was still uncertain whether fall marathons would be canceled.

If the certainty of the wisdom of uncertainty is itself uncertain, the force of the definition crumbles by logical standards.

In war, he wrote, “everything is uncertain … all military action is intertwined with psychological forces and effects.”

“The jailer had a high-school-age daughter and was uncertain how to help her get in college,” writes Ferris.

Meanwhile, ISIS is on the march, and President Obama strikes an uncertain pose.

Even “destroyed” becomes an uncertain term when applied to these sort of digital files.

Distance, the uncertain light, and imagination, magnified it to a high wall; high as the wall of China.

Uric acid is decreased before an attack of gout and increased afterward, but its etiologic relation is still uncertain.

An estate upon condition is one which depends upon the happening or not happening of some uncertain event.

It is therefore uncertain from these statements which furnace consumes the greater quantity of air.

Again Arabella inclined her head, and looked uneasily round as if uncertain whether to call for assistance.


On this page you'll find 189 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to uncertain, such as: ambiguous, ambivalent, dubious, erratic, hazy, and hesitant.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.