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English adjective: unsure

1. unsure lacking self-confidence

SamplesStood in the doorway diffident and abashed.
Problems that call for bold not timid responses.
A very unsure young man.

Synonymsdiffident, shy, timid



2. unsure lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance

SamplesUncertain of his convictions.
Unsure of himself and his future.
Moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps.
An uncertain smile.
Touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers.

Synonymsincertain, uncertain

Similarambivalent, doubtful, dubious, groping

Attributeassurance, authority, certainty, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence, sureness

Antonymssure, certain

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