Uncertainty Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Uncertainty

The definition of a contingency is something that depends on something else in order to happen.
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The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, object, or idea.
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A speculative idea or plan as to how something might be done
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The characteristic of being indefinite.
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A measurement in information theory: see Perplexity.
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The definition of a dilemma is a situation where there is no clear easy choice or answer.
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The definition of a query is a question.
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The state or condition of being questionable; dubiousness.
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Reluctance or an inability to make up one's mind; irresolution.
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A perplexing, baffling, or seemingly inexplicable matter, person, etc.
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That which is not determined or not known
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Shot in the dark
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(Countable) Something, particulary words and sentences, that is open to more than one interpretation, explanation or meaning, if that meaning etc cannot be determined from its context.
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The quality of being capricious.
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Distrust is defined as a lack of trust or confidence.
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A doubtful thing
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The state of being dubious.
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The state of being prone to error.
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Chance or chance occurrence
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The definition of a gamble is a risk.
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The definition of hesitation is someone pausing because they're having trouble making a decision or saying something.
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Absence of confidence; doubt.
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An instance of being eccentrically variable or fickle.
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A factor, thing, element, or course involving uncertain danger; a hazard:
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The quality or state of being variable.
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Someone very talented at something, a genius.
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An instance or cause of such a feeling.
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(Rare) The state or characteristic of being dubious.
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The state or quality of being ambiguous; ambiguity
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The property of being murky (e.g. liquid, style).
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The characteristic of being nebulous.
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The property of being unclear.
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The state or quality of being doubtful; doubt; uncertainty.
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The act of suspecting something or someone, especially of something wrong.
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being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
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A state of being uncertain or unstable.
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The act of rising out of a fluid, or coming forth from envelopment or concealment, or of rising into view; sudden uprising or appearance.
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The definition of a quandary is a dilemma or a state of uncertainty.
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The fact or condition of being mystified.
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Guesswork is defined as the act of predicting or estimating.
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Opinion or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
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The quality of being difficult to understand; a thing that is difficult to understand.
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(Uncountable) The condition of being unclear; vague.
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The state of being equivocal; ambiguity
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Something that is difficult, as a hard problem or an obstacle or objection
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Lack of coherence; the quality or state of being incoherent
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That which is intricate or involved; as, the intricacy of a knot; the intricacy of accounts; the intricacy of a cause in controversy; the intricacy of a plot.
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(Uncountable) The state of being dark; lack of light.
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The state or condition of being inconclusive.
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The quality of being indeterminate.
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The quality or condition of being improbable.
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The state of being undetermined or unknown
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The state of being undetermined or unknown
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A risk or gamble
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The quality or state of being mutable.
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Something different; variety:
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(Uncountable) The quality of being unpredictable.
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The definition of a possibility is something that may be true or might occur, or something that can be chosen from among a series of choices.
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A subject about which one is markedly ignorant or prejudiced:
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The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment:
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Doubt; uncertainty
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Something showing no expression or understanding:
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An unoccupied position or job.
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The definition of a maze is a system of paths that is difficult to navigate.
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A business, firm or enterprise; a company.
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Suspense is anxiety or a state of uncertainty or excitement about the resolution of something.
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Lack of trust or confidence:
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Antonyms for Uncertainty

The formal decision, or expression of views, of a judge, an umpire, a doctor, or other party officially called upon to consider and decide upon a matter or point submitted.
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(Uncountable) Religious faith.
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Firmness of character or action; determination:
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The qualification of a concept or proposition to render it more definite or specific.
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(Uncountable) The property of being sure, certainty.
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Pressing or urgent need, especially that arising from poverty.
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Something which has become real.
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(Physics, dated) Topness. (See also truth quark.)
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(Law) A fact which is contained within court files or has otherwise been entered into evidence before the court.
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Confidence; assurance:
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The state or quality of being definite.
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An organization or department responsible for providing security by enforcing laws, rules, and regulations as well as maintaining order.
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Words Related to Uncertainty

An indefinite but limited number; some:
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(Carpentry) Full extent; distance between extreme limits; especially; the distance between the nearest surfaces of two bodies, or the space between walls.
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Synonym Study

  • Skepticism implies an unwillingness to believe, often a habitual disposition to doubt, in the absence of absolute certainty or proof
  • Dubiosity connotes uncertainty characterized by vagueness or confusion
  • Dubiety suggests uncertainty characterized by wavering between conclusions
  • Doubt implies such a lack of conviction, as through absence of sufficient evidence, that there can be no certain opinion or decision there is doubt about his guilt
  • Uncertainty ranges in implication from a mere lack of absolute sureness uncertainty about a date of birth to such vagueness as to preclude anything more than guesswork the uncertainty of the future
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