Part of speech: noun

The state of being uncertain.

Part of speech: noun

A doubtful matter; a contingency.

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Usage examples "uncertainty":

  1. But he had set his mind on comfort and pleasure, and the value of these things is raised, not lowered, by danger and uncertainty. - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
  2. We had another day of anxiety and uncertainty as to when we should really start, as the camels were not collected till late. - "Southern Arabia", Theodore Bent Mabel Bent.
  3. The two Chouans waited a moment in much uncertainty, unable to decide this case of conscience. - "The Chouans", Honore de Balzac.