incertitude


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in·cer·ti·tude

 (ĭn-sûr′tĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
1. Uncertainty.
2. Absence of confidence; doubt.
3. Insecurity or instability.

incertitude

(ɪnˈsɜːtɪˌtjuːd)
n
1. uncertainty; doubt
2. a state of mental or emotional insecurity

in•cer•ti•tude

(ɪnˈsɜr tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
1. uncertainty; doubtfulness.
2. instability; insecurity.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incertitude - the state of being unsure of somethingincertitude - the state of being unsure of something
cognitive state, state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
arriere pensee, mental reservation, reservation - an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly
distrust, mistrust, suspicion, misgiving - doubt about someone's honesty
disbelief, incredulity, mental rejection, skepticism - doubt about the truth of something
indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution - doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action; "his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost"
peradventure - doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case; "this proves beyond peradventure that he is innocent"
suspense - an uncertain cognitive state; "the matter remained in suspense for several years"

incertitude

noun
Translations

incertitude

[ɪnˈsɜːtɪtjuːd] Nincertidumbre f

incertitude

nUngewissheit f, → Unsicherheit f

incertitude

[ɪnˈsɜːtɪtjuːd] n (frm) → incertezza
References in classic literature ?
In this, as appears to me, I was successful enough; for, since I endeavored to discover the falsehood or incertitude of the propositions I examined, not by feeble conjectures, but by clear and certain reasonings, I met with nothing so doubtful as not to yield some conclusion of adequate certainty, although this were merely the inference, that the matter in question contained nothing certain.
The incertitude which attends closely every artistic endeavour is absent from its regulated enterprise.
And my first words were prompted by just that troubled incertitude.
Week after week and month after month elapsed, without anything to dispel the painful incertitude that hung over every part of this enterprise.
And romantic it certainly was--the fog, like the grey shadow of infinite mystery, brooding over the whirling speck of earth; and men, mere motes of light and sparkle, cursed with an insane relish for work, riding their steeds of wood and steel through the heart of the mystery, groping their way blindly through the Unseen, and clamouring and clanging in confident speech the while their hearts are heavy with incertitude and fear.
Ill or well she would avoid the horrible incertitude on the death-bed.
The fellow had hardly slept for weeks on his own confession, and now every incertitude was at an end for him.
Here, too, he was disappointed; and then all was afloat, in the painful incertitude of doubt and conjecture.
Clennam's surprise was not so absorbing but that he took his resolution without any incertitude.
She looked round with an air of incertitude, and advanced towards the stairs.
With the incertitude in the literature it would be opportune to further investigate the effect of massage on jump measures.
Bien que plusieurs informateurs-cles aient constate comme un element positif la diminution du delai moyen de traitement (33), pour tous les cas, cette attente et cette incertitude generent de l'anxiete chez le demandeur.