UNCERTAINTY By N., Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 noun. the state or condition wherein something isn't correctly or totally acknowledged. 2. absence of confidence or conciseness in one's ideas, judgments, or aims. UNCERTAINTY: "Her uncertainty surely gives pause to employers." Related Psychology Terms UNFITNESS UNCERTAINTY AVOIDANCE TRANSPARENCY NOMINAL GROUP TECHNIQUE (NGT) W-STATE PARTIAL INSANITY PLANNED PARENTHOOD IRRATIONALITY ANCHOR UNIVERSALIZABILITY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "UNCERTAINTY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/uncertainty/ (accessed January 19, 2021).