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Definition 1: something that is certain - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where certainty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his victory is a certainty

Synonyms for certainty in the sense of this definition

(certainty is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of certainty ) something that is a sure to occur; a foregone conclusion

"predicting his success was a slam dunk"

(... is a kind of certainty ) the quality of being predictable

(... is a kind of certainty ) certainty based on an inner conviction

"she believed in the importance of moral absolutes and moral certainty" "the prosecutor had a moral certainty that the prisoner was guilty"

(... is a kind of certainty ) the quality of being beyond question or dispute or doubt

(... is a kind of certainty ) something clearly established

(... is a kind of certainty ) the quality of being unavoidable

(... is a kind of certainty ) the quality of being impossible to avoid or evade

(... is a kind of certainty ) an absolute certainty

"it's a dead cert"

(... are attributes of certainty) established beyond doubt or question; definitely known

"what is certain is that every effect must have a cause" "it is certain that they were on the bus" "his fate is certain" "the date for the invasion is certain"

(... are attributes of certainty) not established beyond doubt; still undecided or unknown

"an uncertain future" "a manuscript of uncertain origin" "plans are still uncertain" "changes of great if uncertain consequences" "without further evidence his story must remain uncertain"

Definition 2: the state of being certain - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where certainty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his certainty reassured the others

(certainty is a kind of ...) the state of a person's cognitive processes

(... is a kind of certainty ) freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities

"his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular" "after that failure he lost his confidence" "she spoke with authority"

(... is a kind of certainty ) total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant

(... is a kind of certainty ) certainty based on past experience

"he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists" "he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun"

(... are attributes of certainty) having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured

"felt certain of success" "was sure (or certain) she had seen it" "was very sure in his beliefs" "sure of her friends"

(... are attributes of certainty) lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance

"uncertain of his convictions" "unsure of himself and his future" "moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps" "an uncertain smile" "touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers"

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