Definition of assurance
- the puritan's assurance of salvation
- gave repeated assurances of goodwill
They lent us the money with the assurance that they would be repaid soon.
He has the assurance of continued support from his boss.
He spoke with quiet assurance about his future plans.
She gave him every assurance that she would be there when he returned.
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cockiness, complacence, complacency, conceit, conceitedness, ego, egoism, egotism, hubris, overconfidence, pomposity, pompousness, pride, pridefulness, self-admiration, self-applause, self-assumption, self-complacency, self-conceit, self-consequence, self-content, self-contentment, self-glorification, self-importance, self-opinion, self-partiality, self-satisfaction, smugness, vaingloriousness, vainglory, vanity;
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