- uncertainty or doubtfulness.
- instability or insecurity: The incertitude of his position in life caused him to postpone marriage.
Origin of incertitude
Examples from the Web for incertitude
There was no incertitude as to facts—as to the one material fact, I mean.Lord Jim
In his incertitude of the ground on which he stood Razumov felt perturbed.Under Western Eyes
His parents were already there living in sorrow, incertitude, and apprehension.Tales Of Hearsay
Clarke was truly in a pitiable state of incertitude and despair.The Tyranny of the Dark
Her brain was nearly wearied out with incertitude and perplexity.The Shadow of Ashlydyat
Mrs. Henry Wood
- uncertainty; doubt
- a state of mental or emotional insecurity
Word Origin and History for incertitude
mid-15c., "variability," from Middle French incertitude (14c.), from Late Latin incertitudinem (nominative incertitudo); see certitude. Incertain "uncertain" and incertainty "uncertainty" also were living words in Middle English.