unsure

[ uhn-shoo r, ‐shur ]
/ ʌnˈʃʊər, ‐ʃɜr /

adjective

not certain or confident: He arrived at the party unsure of his welcome.

Nearby words

  1. unsullied,
  2. unsung,
  3. unsupervised,
  4. unsupportable,
  5. unsupported,
  6. unsurmountable,
  7. unsurpassable,
  8. unsurpassed,
  9. unsurprised,
  10. unsurprising

Origin of unsure

1400–50; Middle English; see un-1 + sure

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British Dictionary definitions for unsure

unsure

/ (ʌnˈʃʊə) /

adjective

lacking assurance or self-confidence
(usually postpositive) without sure knowledge; uncertainunsure of her agreement
precarious; insecure
not certain or reliable
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Word Origin and History for unsure

unsure

adj.

c.1400, "not safe against attack," also "lacking certainty," from un- (1) "not" + sure (adj.).

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