uncertainly


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Related to uncertainly: uncertainty principle, uncertainty

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 carrying the white man's burden.
He spoke rather uncertainly. The truth of the matter was that he was still thinking deeply of the visit of Professor Beecher to Mary Nestor, and wondering what it portended.
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.
To the immense relief of all the girls, and especially of Josie Pye, who, in spite of lack of imagination, had been seized with horrible visions of a future branded as the girl who was the cause of Anne Shirley's early and tragic death, Anne sat dizzily up and answered uncertainly:
"Why, of--course," she answered a little uncertainly.
She skated a little uncertainly; taking her hands out of the little muff that hung on a cord, she held them ready for emergency, and looking towards Levin, whom she had recognized, she smiled at him, and at her own fears.
I will take any blow that may befall if but this my boy be allowed to express some- thing for us both." Pausing uncertainly, the woman stared about the boy's room.