uncertain Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “uncertain” in the English Dictionary

"uncertain" in British English

See all translations


uk   /ʌnˈsɜː.tən/  us   /-ˈsɝː-/
B2 not ​knowing what to do or ​believe, or not ​able to ​decide about something: [+ question word] She's uncertain whether to go to New Zealand or not. Ariana was uncertain aboutmeeting him.B2 not ​known or ​fixed, or not ​completelycertain: These ​refugeesface an uncertain future. The ​politicaloutlook is still uncertain.
More examples
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of uncertain from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"uncertain" in American English

See all translations

uncertainadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ʌnˈsɜr·tən/
unclear, or not ​sure: She ​faces an uncertain ​future. We’re uncertain of the ​cause of ​death.
noun [C/U]  us   /ʌnˈsɜr·tən·ti/
[U] They ​live in uncertainty and ​confusion.
(Definition of uncertain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of uncertain?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


to give someone knowledge or to train someone; to instruct

Word of the Day

Out of Africa
Out of Africa
by Colin McIntosh,
October 01, 2015
A recent discovery off the coast of the island of Taiwan, made by local fishermen, is causing scientists to re-examine their ideas about early humans. The skull of a male human, now nicknamed Penghu Man, was found to differ significantly from the skulls of the Homo Erectus species previously known in the

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More