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Roget-categorie 475

4. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
4.3. Materials for reasoning
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#475. Uncertainty

zelfstandig naamwoord

uncertainty, incertitude, doubtdoubtfulness etc. adj. — dubiety, dubitation, dubitancy, dubitousness.
hesitation, suspenseperplexity, embarrassment, dilemma, bewildermenttimidity etc. (fear) 860vacillation etc. 605diaporesis, indetermination.
vagueness etc. adj. — haze, fogobscurity etc. (darkness) 421ambiguity etc. (double meaning) 520contingency, dependence, dependency, double contingency, possibility upon a possibilityopen question etc. (question) 461onus probandi [Lat.]blind bargain, pig in a poke, leap in the dark, something or otherneedle in a haystack, needle in a bottle of hayroving commission.
precariousness etc. adj. — fallibility.

werkwoord

be uncertain etc. adj. — wonder whether.
lose the clue, lose the clew, scentmiss one's way.
not know what to make of etc. (unintelligibility) 519, not know which way to turn, not know whether one stands on one s head or one's not know whether one stands on one s head or one's heelsfloat in a sea of doubt, hesitate, flounderlose oneself, lose one's headmuddle one's brains.
render uncertain etc. adj. — put out, pose, puzzle, perplex, embarrassconfuse, confoundbewilder, bother, molder, addle the wits, throw off the scent, ambiguas in vulgus spargere voces [Lat.]keep in suspense.
doubt etc. (disbelieve) 485hang in the balance, tremble in the balancedepend.

bijvoeglijk naamwoord

uncertaincasualrandom etc. (aimless) 621changeable etc. 149.
doubtful, dubiousindecisiveunsettled, undecided, undeterminedin suspense, open to discussioncontrovertiblein question etc. (inquiry) 461.
vagueindeterminate, indefiniteambiguous, equivocalundefined, undefinableconfused etc. (indistinct) 447mystic, oraculardazed.
perplexing etc. v. — enigmatic, paradoxical, apocryphal, problematical, hypotheticalexperimental etc. 463.
unpredictable, unforeseeable (unknowable) 519.
fallible, questionable, precarious, slippery, ticklish, debatable, disputableunreliable, untrustworthy.
contingent, contingent on, dependent onsubject todependent on circumstancesoccasionalprovisional.
unauthentic, unauthenticated, unauthoritativeunascertained, unconfirmedundemonstrateduntold, uncounted.
in a state of uncertainty, in a cloud, in a mazebushed, off the trackignorant, etc. 491afraid to sayout of one's reckoning, astray, adriftat sea, at fault, at a loss, at one's wit's end, at a nonpluspuzzled etc. v. — lost, abroad, d_esorient_edistracted, distraught.

bijwoord

pendente lite [Lat.]sub spe rati [Lat.].

uitdrukking

Heaven knowswho can tell,? who shall decide when doctors disagree —? ambiguas in vulgum spargere voces [Lat.].



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