assured

adjective
as·​sured | \ ə-ˈshu̇rd How to pronounce assured (audio) \

Definition of assured

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1 : characterized by certainty or security : guaranteed an assured market an assured place in history Success is by no means assured. She is assured of (having/getting) a job when she graduates. [=she is certain to have/get a job]
2a : very confident : self-assured proceeded with an assured attitude
3 : sure that something is certain or true You can rest assured[=you can be sure] that we won't be late. Rest assured, it won't happen again.

assured

noun
plural assured or assureds

Definition of assured (Entry 2 of 2)

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Other Words from assured

Adjective

assuredness \ -​ˈshu̇r-​əd-​nəs How to pronounce assuredness (audio) , -​ˈshu̇rd-​ \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for assured

Synonyms: Adjective

certain, clear, cocksure, confident, doubtless, implicit, positive, sanguine, sure

Antonyms: Adjective

doubtful, dubious, uncertain, unsure

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With no obvious gestures, harpsichordist Nicholas Kok somehow maintains assured coordination. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Coming-of-age story packs an emotional wallop with its premiere at opera festival," 18 June 2019 Grey had led the pack all season with his assured professionalism and accomplished technique, turning out sophisticated clothes that the judges often pointed out seemed already destined for a retail floor. Vincent Boucher, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Project Runway' Finds the "American Dream" in Winner Sebastian Grey," 14 June 2019 Seeking out the vulnerabilities of its adversary, Earth establishes a deterrence based on mutually assured destruction and forces the Trisolarans to share their technology. Jiayang Fan, The New Yorker, "Liu Cixin’s War of the Worlds," 17 June 2019 But with Thompson and dexterous rapper Black Thought still at the fore, The Roots have grown ever more assured and ambitious, especially in concert. 8 p.m. Aug. 30, The Event Center, Harrah’s Resort SoCal, 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego summer concerts go from ‘A’ (Anderson.Paak) to ‘Z’ (The Zombies)," 13 June 2019 However, her crowning achievement is the personal-yet-universal message rendered from the self-assured voice, whose only certainty is uncertainty. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 50 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far): Staff Picks," 3 June 2019 State election officials say voters should feel assured that voting systems are secure. Alexa Corse, WSJ, "The Cyberthreats That Most Worry Election Officials," 18 Sep. 2018 In other words, the doctrine of assured destruction still holds. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Trump Administration Begins Production of New Nuclear Weapon," 1 Feb. 2019 For unlike threats of old, mutually assured destruction is no deterrent, for the murderous martyr the more the merrier. Greg Gutfeld, Fox News, "Gutfeld on the 17th anniversary of 9/11," 12 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of assured

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for assured

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assured

adjective
as·​sured | \ ə-ˈshu̇rd How to pronounce assured (audio) \

Kids Definition of assured

1 : made sure or certain Our success is by no means assured.
2 : very confident an assured manner

Other Words from assured

assuredly \ -​ˈshu̇r-​əd-​lē \ adverb I will most assuredly win.

assured

noun
as·​sured
plural assured or assureds

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