incertitude


noun

  1. uncertainty or doubtfulness.
  2. instability or insecurity: The incertitude of his position in life caused him to postpone marriage.

noun

  1. uncertainty; doubt
  2. a state of mental or emotional insecurity
n.

mid-15c., “variability,” from Middle French incertitude (14c.), from Late Latin incertitudinem (nominative incertitudo); see certitude. Incertain “uncertain” and incertainty “uncertainty” also were living words in Middle English.

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