guaranteed

adjective guar·an·teed \ ˌger-ən-ˈtēd , ˌgär- , ˌga-rən- also ˈger-ən-ˌtēd or ˈgär-ən- , ˈga-rən- \

Definition of guaranteed

1 : assured with a guarantee (see 2guarantee 3) : protected or promised by a guarantee
  • a guaranteed annual wage
  • a guaranteed loan
  • In some California locales … public-safety workers can pull down truly swank livings, given their salaries, health benefits and guaranteed pension payouts.
  • —Amanda Ripley
2 : certain to have a specified result or effect
  • … the structural imbalance between rich cities and poor countrysides produces economic relations guaranteed to bring out the worst in people.
  • —Raj Patel
  • She transforms the discussion of ideas into a gratuitous spectacle of anger and aggression guaranteed to elevate the Nielsen ratings …
  • —Daniel Harris

First Known Use of guaranteed

1735

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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