HyperDic: unsure

English > 2 senses of the word unsure:
ADJECTIVEallunsure, diffident, shy, timidlacking self-confidence
allunsure, uncertain, incertainlacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
unsure > pronunciation
Soundsahnshuh'r
Rhymesallure ... Ur: 39 rhymes with uhr...
English > unsure: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningLacking self-confidence.
Example "a very unsure young man"
Synonymsdiffident, shy, timid
Attribute ofconfidenceA feeling of trust (in someone or something)
OppositeconfidentHaving or marked by confidence or assurance
Spanishdifidente, inseguro, tímido, vergonzoso
Catalaninsegur, tímid, vergonyós
English > unsure: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance.
Examples
  • "unsure of himself and his future"
  • "moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps"
Synonymsuncertain, incertain
Attribute ofassurance, self-assurance, confidence, self-confidence, authority, surenessfreedom from doubt
certaintyThe state of being certain
Narrowerambivalentuncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow
doubtful, dubiousfraught with uncertainty or doubt
gropingActing with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence
Oppositecertain, sureHaving or feeling no doubt or uncertainty
Spanishdudoso, indeciso, inseguro
Catalandubtós, indecís, insegur

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