uncertainly


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un·cer·tain

 (ŭn-sûr′tn)
adj.
1. Not known or established; questionable: domestic changes of great if uncertain consequences.
2. Not determined; undecided: uncertain plans.
3. Not having sure knowledge: an uncertain recollection of the sequence of events.
4.
a. Subject to change; variable: uncertain weather.
b. Unsteady; fitful: uncertain light.

un·cer′tain·ly adv.
un·cer′tain·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.uncertainly - in an unsteady manneruncertainly - in an unsteady manner; "he walked unsteadily toward the exit"; "The wounded soldier was swinging unsteadily on his legs"
2.uncertainly - showing lack of certaintyuncertainly - showing lack of certainty; "he paused uncertainly"
Translations
بصورَةٍ غَيْر مؤَكَّدَه
neurčitě
óörugglega
neurčito
kararsızca

uncertainly

[ʌnˈsɜːtnlɪ] ADV he stood there uncertainly for a momentpor un momento se quedó allí de pie con aire indeciso or vacilante
she smiled uncertainlysonrió con timidez, esbozó una sonrisa tímida or indecisa
he said uncertainlydijo indeciso

uncertainly

[ʌnˈsɜːrtənli] adv [say] → d'un ton mal assuré; [smile] → timidement

uncertainly

adv sayunbestimmt; look, moveunsicher; smileunsicher, zögernd

uncertainly

[ʌnˈsɜːtnlɪ] adv (say) → senza troppa convinzione, con aria incerta; (move) → con passo incerto

uncertain

(anˈsəːtn) adjective
1. (of a person) not sure; not definitely knowing. I'm uncertain of my future plans; The government is uncertain what is the best thing to do.
2. not definitely known or settled. My plans are still uncertain; The uncertain weather delayed our departure.
unˈcertainly adverb
References in classic literature ?
To move forward uncertainly, from side to side, as one
A chair or two and the table, stood uncertainly upon legs.
Can you imagine a crab as large as yonder table, with its many legs moving slowly and uncertainly, its big claws swaying, its long antennae, like carters' whips, waving and feeling, and its stalked eyes gleaming at you on either side of its metallic front?
He saw that he was swinging uncertainly on his legs and that his face had turned to a shade of blue.
She walked slowly and uncertainly, like one who hardly knows how, looking about her as she went.
Yes," answered Philip uncertainly, for put in that way his question seemed impertinent.
She rose uncertainly, touched his hair with her hand, then sank back upon her stool.
Why, of--course," she answered a little uncertainly.
Pausing uncertainly, the woman stared about the boy's room.
She was almost the last to leave the hall, and she stood looking uncertainly about her as if wondering why he did not show himself.
For a moment they swayed uncertainly, and then, with mingled and most unscholarly shrieks, they pitched headlong from the tree, locked in frenzied embrace.
She could not pray: under the rush of solemn emotion in which thoughts became vague and images floated uncertainly, she could but cast herself, with a childlike sense of reclining, in the lap of a divine consciousness which sustained her own.