Examples of certitude in a Sentence
believes with certitude that he is the best candidate for the job
Recent Examples of certitude from the Web
In his scholarly certitude, Mr. Brzezinski sometimes showed a tendency to believe that any disagreement between theory and reality indicated some fault on the part of reality.
Such certitude seems to be Comey’s default position in his professional life.
The news conference was held without Justice Department approval, strayed from standard protocol and led to criticism of Comey’s moral certitude and go-it-alone inclinations.
But Comey’s internal certitude has led the FBI official to freelance his positions at times.
So the question is: Why do some men make rash decisions with unwavering certitude?
Instead of providing some kind of certitude—about reality, about politics, about our individual and collective fates—
For professional leagues and broadcasters, offering viewers the best product available means new, customizable camera angles, higher definition, and greater expectations of clarity, certitude, and precision.
At 55, with shoulder-length curls and a ready, mirthful, laugh, Lisa Schwarz radiates a certitude that can’t be learned from textbooks.
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Origin and Etymology of certitude
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsassurance, assuredness, certainty, confidence, cocksureness, conviction, doubtlessness, face, positiveness, satisfaction, sureness, surety
Antonymsdoubt, incertitude, nonconfidence, uncertainty
Related Wordsauthoritarianism, dogmatism; decisiveness, determination, firmness, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve
Near Antonymshesitancy, hesitation, indecisiveness, irresolution; disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; anxiety, concern, misgiving; distrust, mistrust, suspicion
Synonym Discussion of certitude
- claims that cannot be confirmed with scientific certainty
- believes with certitude in an afterlife
- holds firm convictions on every issue
CERTITUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of certitude for English Language Learners
: the state of being or feeling certain : freedom from doubt
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