Uncertain vs Inconstant - What's the difference?

uncertain | inconstant |

As adjectives the difference between uncertain and inconstant

is that uncertain is not certain; unsure while inconstant is not constant; wavering.




(en adjective)
  • Not certain; unsure.
  • *(John Tillotson) (1630-1694)
  • *:Man, without the protection of a superior Being,is uncertain of everything that he hopes for.
  • Not known for certain; questionable.
  • :
  • Not yet determined; undecided.
  • Variable and subject to change.
  • Fitful or unsteady.
  • *
  • *:Turning back, then, toward the basement staircase, she began to grope her way through blinding darkness, but had taken only a few uncertain steps when, of a sudden, she stopped short and for a little stood like a stricken thing, quite motionless save that she quaked to her very marrow in the grasp of a great and enervating fear.
  • Unpredictable or capricious.
  • *Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • *:O woman! in our hours of ease, / Uncertain , coy, and hard to please!
  • Antonyms

    * certain


    * *



    Alternative forms

    * inconstaunt (obsolete)


    (en adjective)
  • Not constant; wavering.