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Ways of saying you are not sure - thesaurus

Synonyms

perhaps

adverb

used for saying that you are not certain about something, or that something may or may not be true

maybe

adverb

used for showing that you are not sure whether something is true or whether something will happen

presumably

adverb

used for saying that you think something is true based on what you know, although you are not really certain

reportedly

adverb

used for showing that you are not certain that something you are reporting is true

rumour/word/legend has it that

used for showing that you are reporting something that you have heard when you are not sure whether it is really true

it/that depends

used when you cannot give a definite answer, because different things are possible in different situations

not that I’m aware of

used for saying that you are almost but not completely certain of something

I dare say

used for saying that something is probably true, although you do not know for certain

I would think/imagine/hope etc

used for saying that you think or hope that something is true, although you are not certain

think

verb

used for saying that you are not completely certain about something

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can’t answer for someone

used for emphasizing that you cannot say what someone else will do or think about something

don’t bet on it/I wouldn’t bet on it

used for expressing a doubt about something

half hope/hoping (that)

used about your feelings when you are not sure whether you want something or not

here goes

used when you are going to try to do something and you are not sure whether you will be successful

if anything

used for saying how someone or something is different when you are not sure whether there really is any change or difference

...or some such

used when you are not sure whether the person or thing that you have mentioned is the right one, and so you are adding that it may be a similar one

part of me/him etc

used for saying that you are not completely sure about what you think or feel about something

perchance

adverb

an old word meaning ‘perhaps’ or ‘by any chance

to (the best of) my knowledge

used for saying that you think something is true, but you are not completely certain

to the best of my knowledge/belief

used for saying that you think your statement is true, because it is based on what you know/believe, but you are not completely sure

who’s/what’s to say (that)?

used for saying that something is not certain because no one knows exactly what has happened or what is going to happen

you never can tell

used for saying that it is impossible to be certain about something

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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