Definition for UN-CER'TAIN-TY


  1. Doubtfulness; dubiousness. The truth is not ascertained; the latest accounts have not removed the uncertainty.
  2. Want of certainty; want of precision; as, the uncertainty of the signification of words.
  3. Contingency. Steadfastly grasping the greatest and most slippery uncertainties. South.
  4. Something unknown. Our shepherd's case is every man's ease that quits a certainty for an uncertainty. L'Estrange.

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