Definition of unsure in English:

unsure

adjective

  • 1Not feeling, showing, or done with confidence and certainty.

    ‘she was feeling nervous, unsure of herself’
    with clause ‘she was unsure how to reply’
    • ‘At one time or another, every starter has seemed hesitant and unsure of either the snap count or his assignment.’
    • ‘People with bulimia are often unsure of themselves, lack confidence in their abilities or suffer from depression.’
    • ‘They're usually reticent, unsure of themselves, hesitant to get involved in a discussion.’
    • ‘Most people may be unsure about where to draw the line between privacy and security, but at least the issue is being brought to their attention.’
    • ‘Her mother hesitated, unsure of what to do, but when Allyson held on, she slowly wrapped her arms around her as well.’
    • ‘Now the city seems hesitant and confused and unsure of itself.’
    • ‘Your confidence is gone, because you are unsure of who you are now and how to be with others.’
    • ‘If you're unsure about a certain switch then you will find a most innovative quick reference fold out card in the glovebox.’
    • ‘With no one to listen to them, they get trapped in their problems and grow up diffident and unsure of their abilities.’
    • ‘Some firms are unsure of which systems to install and are fearful of getting it wrong.’
    • ‘AT THE end, he walked to the side of the pitch and hesitated, unsure of what to do in the moment.’
    • ‘Marines engaging in their first combative exercise were often timid and unsure of themselves.’
    • ‘It's overly simplistic to label a player insecure or unsure of his masculinity.’
    • ‘If you are unsure of your preferences, there are certain characteristics of each style that may help you to decide.’
    • ‘It is a common error for such instructions to be omitted and for respondents either to be unsure about how to reply or to make inappropriate selections.’
    • ‘Feeling anxious and unsure of herself, Maxie headed for the door, nearly tripping over a chair in the process.’
    • ‘The manager hesitated, unsure of whether or not he should tell her of the commando unit that had taken his staff room.’
    • ‘He had lost his confidence on the course and a horse who is unsure of himself is certainly not ready for an Olympic Games.’
    • ‘I stand quietly under that glare, unsure of how to reply to such a statement.’
    • ‘The inferences made by the psychologists in your report suggest she is insecure or unsure of herself which is why she overreacts so much.’
    unconfident, not confident, lacking confidence, lacking self-confidence, not self-assured, lacking assurance, unassertive
    undecided, irresolute, dithering, equivocating, in two minds, in a dilemma, in a quandary, ambivalent, vague
    dubious, doubtful, sceptical, distrustful, suspicious, mistrustful, uncertain, unconvinced
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    1. 1.1 (of a fact) not fixed or certain.
      ‘the date is unsure’
      • ‘It is just that the opening date was unsure.’
      not fixed, not settled, undecided, indeterminate, uncertain, unknown
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Pronunciation

unsure

/ʌnˈʃʊə/