1. Fraught with uncertainty or doubt; SYN. dubious.
2. Open to doubt or suspicion; SYN. dubious, dubitable, in question.
3. Unsettled in mind or opinion; SYN. tentative.
dubious / duːbiəs /
ETYM Latin dubius, dubiosus, from duo two. Related to Two, Doubt.
equivocal / ɪkwɪvəkl̩ /
ETYM Latin aequivocus: aequus equal + vox, vocis, word. Related to Equal, and Voice, Equivoque.
1. Open to question.
2. Open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead.
3. Uncertain as a sign or indication.
groggy / ɡrɑːɡi /
1. Overcome with alcohol; tipsy; unsteady on the legs.
2. Tired to the point of semi-consciousness.
ETYM Latin precarius obtained by begging or prayer, depending on request or on the will of another, from precari to pray, beg. Related to Pray.
1. Affording no ease or reassurance; SYN. unstable.
2. Dangerously insecure.
3. Not secure; beset with difficulties; SYN. shaky.
shaky / ʃeɪki /
1. Shaking or trembling
2. Full of shakes or cracks; cracked; such as:
3. Easily shaken; tottering; unsound
ETYM Pref. un- + certain. Related to Incertain.
1. Lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance; SYN. unsure, incertain.
2. Not established beyond doubt; still undecided or unknown.
3. Not certain to occur; not inevitable.
4. Not consistent or dependable.
5. Not firm or secure.
6. Not safe from danger or mishap; SYN. unsure.
7. Especially in the negative as in, meaning.
uncouth / ənkuːθ /
ETYM Old Eng. uncouth, as. uncoe unknown, strange: un- (see Un- not) + coe known, p. p. of cunnan to know. Related to Can to be able, and cf. Unco, Unked.
1. Uneducated in manners; awkward; boorish.
2. Coarse; unrefined.