Examples of certitude in a Sentence
believes with certitude that he is the best candidate for the job
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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.
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.
Such certitude seems to be Comey’s default position in his professional life.
Despite Gillespie’s certitude, the plain fact is that no one knows how many MS-13 gang members are in Fairfax County.
Some baby boomer men manage to stand tall and lean, rock solid with sensual certitude in their seventh or eighth decade — their masculinity reconstructed with new sensitivities but in no way undermined.
The very experienced Finneran finds layers of nuance in Ivanna, whose external certitude masks considerable inner torment.
The certitude of detectives and prosecutors hardens when their theory is validated by a judge or jury, and later, by an appellate court.
These experts will likely learn what many journalists have discovered: Only the already-convinced will read the book and the rest will remain convinced of their certitude.
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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
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