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Unsure   /ənʃˈʊr/   Listen

Lacking self-confidence.  Synonyms: diffident, shy, timid.  "Problems that call for bold not timid responses" , "A very unsure young man"
Lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance.  Synonyms: incertain, uncertain.  "Unsure of himself and his future" , "Moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps" , "An uncertain smile" , "Touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers"

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"Unsure" Quotes from Famous Books

... world's coarse thumb And finger failed to plumb, So passed in making up the main account; All instincts immature, All purposes unsure, That weighed not as his work, ...
— Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul • Various

... may, at least, be rested in: a man's true success must not be estimated by things done, which had their price in the world; but by that which the world's coarse thumb and finger failed to plumb; by his immature instincts and unsure purposes which weighed not as his work in the world's estimation, yet went toward making up the main amount of his real worth; by thoughts which could not be contained in narrow acts, by fancies which would not submit to the bonds of language; ...
— Introduction to Robert Browning • Hiram Corson

... sick of their own choice; Their over greedy love hath surfeited; An habitation giddy and unsure Hath he that buildeth on the vulgar heart. O thou fond many! With what loud applause Didst thou beat Heaven with blessing Bolingbroke, Before he was what thou would'st have him be! And now being trimmed in thine own desires, Thou, beastly ...
— Tolstoy on Shakespeare - A Critical Essay on Shakespeare • Leo Tolstoy

... She had had a soft little sleigh bell substituted for the harsh, commercial clang and even the most utilitarian call took on a tone of revelry, but now it had an especially gay and lilting sound, she thought. Michael Daragh's voice over the wire lacked its usual quality of serenity; he sounded unsure of himself; almost—shy, and Jane's grip on the receiver grew taut and her ...
— Jane Journeys On • Ruth Comfort Mitchell

... bring them to fruition in our conscious lives. However old, however infirm, however selfish, weak or vicious we may be, autosuggestion will do something for us. It gives us a new means of culture and discipline by which the "accents immature," the "purposes unsure" can be nursed into strength, and the evil impulses attacked at the root. It is essentially an individual practice, an individual attitude of mind. Only a narrow view would split it up into categories, debating ...
— The Practice of Autosuggestion • C. Harry Brooks

Words linked to "Unsure" :   confident, certainty, dubious, certain, groping, self-confidence, confidence, self-assurance, sureness, ambivalent, sure, authority, doubtful, assurance

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