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UNCER'TAIN, adjective

1. Not certain; doubtful; not certainly known. it is uncertain who will be the next president.

2. Doubtful; not having certain knowledge.

man without the protection of a superior Being - is uncertain of every thing that he hopes for.

3. Not sure in the consequence.

Or whistling slings dismiss'd the uncertain stone.

4. Not sure; not exact.

Soon bent his bow, uncertain in his aim.

5. Unsettled; irregular.