uncertain
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uncertain(
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dihn
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in doubt)
a. incierto (future, outcome)
With consistent losses over the last seven quarters, the future of the company seems uncertain.Con pérdidas sostenidas durante los últimos siete trimestres, el futuro de la compañía parece incierto.
2. (lacking security)
a. no seguro
I'm uncertain about my direction in life.No estoy seguro sobre el rumbo de mi vida.
3. (hesitant)
a. indeciso (voice)
"I...I do have a question," he said in an uncertain tone."Yo...yo sí tengo una pregunta," dijo con voz indecisa.
b. vacilante (step)
The old man walked with uncertain step.El anciano caminaba con paso vacilante.
4. (changeable)
a. inestable (situation)
In such uncertain times, it's important to have a backup plan.En tiempos inestables como estos, es importante tener un plan B.
b. variable (weather)
The event was canceled due to uncertain weather conditions.El evento se canceló debido a condiciones climáticas variables.
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uncertain
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (future)
a. incierto(a)
to be uncertain about somethingno estar seguro(a) de algo
it is uncertain if…no se sabe si…
in no uncertain termsen términos bien claros
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uncertain [ʌnˈsɜːtn]
adjective
1 (unsure)
for a moment he looked uncertain por un momento pareció no estar seguro
Godwin seemed uncertain, faltering in confidence like a bulb about to fail she seemed uncertain, confused for a minute he looked uncertain, and then recovered his composure
to be uncertain about/of sth no estar seguro de algo
she is uncertain about the future/what to do next/how to proceed no está segura sobre el futuro/de qué hacer ahora/de cómo proceder
I am uncertain as to whether she was involved in the accident no estoy seguro si ella estuvo implicada en el accidente
I am uncertain whether to accept no estoy seguro si aceptar
she hesitated, uncertain whether to continue
2 (doubtful) [+future, outcome, destiny] incierto
the fate of the refugees remains uncertain la suerte de los refugiados sigue siendo incierta or sigue sin conocerse; in no uncertain terms sin dejar lugar a dudas; claramente
I told her in no uncertain terms what she could do with her offer
3 (changeable) [+conditions] inestable; [+weather, temper] variable
we live in uncertain times vivimos en unos tiempos muy inestables
increasing costs and uncertain economic conditions have taken their toll on profits the type of situation that existed in 1914, the kind of uncertain conditions that can precipitate a world war We are living in a dangerous and uncertain world that inspires no blind confidence
4 (indecisive) [+voice] indeciso; [+smile] tímido; indeciso
With an uncertain smile she backed off
[+step] vacilante
5 (indeterminate) indeterminado
a smartly-dressed man of uncertain age un hombre elegantemente vestido de edad indeterminada
a painting of uncertain origin
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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