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What is the opposite of certain?

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Opposite of having absolutely no doubt
“They were uncertain as to whether it was the address of one of the suspects or a red herring.”
Opposite of without question or definitely happening
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“Much of this is eminently disputable, yet the result is constructive stimulation rather than mere provocation.”
Opposite of unable to be avoided
“We will make a few suggestions here in an attempt to forestall readers from making avoidable mistakes.”
Opposite of infallible or not very likely to fail
“How can you force these people to leave based on a fallible weather forecast?”
(individual) Opposite of not explicitly named but specified indeterminately
“I would like to believe that the average person is more than likely to be respectful and good-natured.”
(a few or many) Opposite of not explicitly named but specified indeterminately
“Surprisingly, the common people would eventually stop obstinately holding on to their misguided beliefs.”
Opposite of known but specified in a general and nonexplicit sense
“He left seeking yet another unrecognized area of research.”
Opposite of very likely or bound
“The likelihood of me trampling anyone as I walk down the street is highly unlikely.”
Opposite of moderate in degree
“It may yet take a national inquiry to establish the full extent of this disturbing phenomenon.”
Opposite of having exact and discernible limits or form
Opposite of bound to happen
Opposite of clear in meaning without uncertainty or ambiguity
Opposite of real or genuine, in accordance with the truth, facts or standards
“The illusory aim of this form of government is the equal distribution of wealth to its people.”
Opposite of fated or inevitable (that something happens or is the case)
Opposite of always right or accurate
Opposite of based on fact and existing, or having existed, in reality
“Their biological warfare capability is probably more of a theoretical idea than anything else.”
Opposite of not recognized or identified
Opposite of optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation
Opposite of clearly defined or identified
“This room has no specific purpose and is just for general use.”
(attributive) Opposite of feeling or exuding self-assurance
“They were insecure young men, who were led astray by a charismatic self-proclaimed prophet.”
Opposite of exact in correspondence or adherence to something
“For the kids, the rules can probably be adhered to in a loose manner.”
Opposite of incapable of being reversed, recalled, repealed, or annulled
Opposite of occurring as a natural and inevitable consequence
Opposite of used to single out a member, or members, of a specified group or class
“They've moved so far away from their identity and just have a general group of veterans who aren't all suited to the same style.”
Opposite of serving as conclusive evidence of something
Opposite of established and not likely to experience any changes
“Under flexible rates, central banks need not use interest rates to preserve an exchange-rate peg.”
Opposite of displaying logic and common sense
“Her explanation for her bad behavior was completely illogical.”
Opposite of having knowledge or perception of a situation or fact
“Jack was oblivious to the fact that Ursula was flirting with him.”
Opposite of some but not all
“I am confident that this new bill will be a net benefit to all.”
Opposite of a certain proportion of, at least one
“I think it's safe to say that all people dislike being oppressed.”
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