certainty


certainty
I noun absence of doubt, absolute confidence, absoluteness, assurance, assuredness, authoritativeness, certification, certitude, certus, complete conviction, conclusiveness, confidentness, conviction, corroboration, definiteness, firmness, firmness of belief, inability to doubt, incontestability, incontrovertibility, indisputability, indubitability, indubitableness, inerrability, inerrancy, inexorability, infallibility, irrefragability, irrefutability, knowledge, objective certitude, positiveness, quality of being certain, questionlessness, reassurance, reliability, secureness, security, solidity, soundness, stability, substantiality, sure presumption, sureness, surety, unconfutability, undeniability, unequivocalness, unimpeachability, unmistakability, unqualification, unquestionability, unquestionableness, verification, warranty associated concepts: absolute certainty, certainty to a common intent, moral certainty, proof to a reasonable certainty, reasonable certainty foreign phrases:
- Certum est quod certum reddi potest. — That is certain which is capable of being rendered certain.
- Terminus annorum certus debet esse et determinatus. — A term of years ought to be certain and determinate.
II index belief (state of mind), certification (certainness), certitude, confidence (faith), constant, conviction (persuasion), credence, fact, fait accompli, faith, proof, prospect (outlook), reliance, security (safety), trust (confidence), weight (credibility)

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  • certainty — certainty, certitude, assurance, conviction are comparable when denoting a state of mind in which one is free from doubt. Certainty and certitude both imply the absence of all doubt as to the truth of something; they are not always… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • Certainty — Cer tain*ty, n.; pl. {Certainties}. [OF. certainet[ e].] 1. The quality, state, or condition, of being certain. [1913 Webster] The certainty of punishment is the truest security against crimes. Fisher Ames. [1913 Webster] 2. A fact or truth… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • certainty — [sʉrt′ ntē] n. [ME certeinte < OFr certaineté] 1. the quality, state, or fact of being certain 2. pl. certainties anything certain; definite act of a certainty Archaic without a doubt; certainly SYN. CERTAINTY suggests a firm, settled belief… …   English World dictionary

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  • certainty — ► NOUN (pl. certainties) 1) the quality or state of being certain. 2) a fact that is true or an event that is definitely going to take place …   English terms dictionary

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  • certainty — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, complete ▪ near, reasonable, virtual ▪ It s a virtual certainty that essential foodstuffs will go up in price. ▪ moral …   Collocations dictionary


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