\ ˈshu̇r-ə-ˈnəf How to pronounce sure-enough (audio) , ˈshər- \

Definition of sure-enough

 (Entry 1 of 2)

sure enough


Definition of sure enough (Entry 2 of 2)

: as one might expect : certainly

Keep scrolling for more

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for sure-enough

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of sure-enough in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb A day after Diamondbacks closer Mark Melancon couldn't keep the score tied in the ninth inning for the second time in his last four outings, sure enough, the Diamondbacks entered the ninth all even with the Chicago Cubs Sunday at Chase Field. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 15 May 2022 But sure enough, the Dodgers are expected to employ him as the starter or bulk reliever in the series finale with the Phillies. Steve Hensonassistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2022 And sure enough, Franco will be there, too; he’s Washington’s everyday third baseman this season. Patrick Stevens, Chron, 13 May 2022 And, sure enough, the list of countries not participating in Meta's Social Connectedness Index reads like an almanac of countries at war. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 3 May 2022 She was slightly stooped but sure enough on her feet to go unassisted from the aisle to her chair, which served as a kind of throne. Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2022 Golf resorts have popped up in places where tourists rarely dream of going, but the proprietors have built fantastic courses—unique, challenging, fun, timeless—and sure enough, golfers have packed up their sticks and come. J. George Gorant, Robb Report, 2 Jan. 2022 Health-policy analysts say that in order to avoid overwhelming its medical system in a major outbreak, China needs not just to free up hospital beds but make sure enough health workers are on hand. Liyan Qi And Natasha Khan, WSJ, 23 Mar. 2022 Poly Network then pleaded with the hacker to return the money and, sure enough, nearly half of the crypto haul was returned by Wednesday. NBC News, 11 Aug. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sure-enough.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Keep scrolling for more

First Known Use of sure-enough


circa 1846, in the meaning defined above


circa 1545, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About sure-enough

Time Traveler for sure-enough

Time Traveler

The first known use of sure-enough was circa 1545

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near sure-enough

sure bet


sure enough

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for sure-enough

Cite this Entry

“Sure-enough.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!