certitude

noun cer·ti·tude \ ˈsər-tə-ˌtüd also -ˌtyüd \

Definition of certitude

1 :the state of being or feeling certain
2 :certainty of act or event

Examples of certitude in a Sentence

  1. believes with certitude that he is the best candidate for the job

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Origin and Etymology of certitude

Middle English, from Late Latin certitudo, from Latin certus

Synonym Discussion of certitude

certainty, certitude, conviction mean a state of being free from doubt. certainty and certitude are very close; certainty may stress the existence of objective proof
    • claims that cannot be confirmed with scientific certainty
, while certitude may emphasize a faith in something not needing or not capable of proof.
    • believes with certitude in an afterlife
conviction applies especially to belief strongly held by an individual.
    • holds firm convictions on every issue

CERTITUDE Defined for English Language Learners

certitude

noun

Definition of certitude for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being or feeling certain : freedom from doubt



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