Un*cer"tain (?), a. [Pref. un- + certain. Cf. Incertain.]


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.


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.


Questionable; equivocal; indefinite; problematical.

"The fashion of uncertain evils."


From certain dangers to uncertain praise. Dryden.


Not sure; liable to fall or err; fallible.

Soon bent his bow, uncertain in his aim. Dryden.

Whistling slings dismissed the uncertain stone. Gay.

Syn. -- See Precarious.


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Un*cer"tain, v. t. [1st pref. un- + certain; or fr. uncertain, a.]

To make uncertain.


Sir W. Raleigh.


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