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certainty

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of certainty

  1. 1 a state of mind in which one is free from doubt I have full certainty that I'll pass the test Synonyms of certainty assurance, assuredness, confidence, certitude, cocksureness, conviction, doubtlessness, face, positiveness, satisfaction, sureness, suretyWords Related to certainty authoritarianism, dogmatism; decisiveness, determination, firmness, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolveNear Antonyms of certainty hesitancy, hesitation, indecisiveness, irresolution; disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; anxiety, concern, misgiving; distrust, mistrust, suspicionAntonyms of certainty doubt, incertitude, nonconfidence, uncertainty

  2. 2 the quality or state of being impossible to avoid or evade the proverbial certainty of death and taxes Synonyms of certainty inevitability, ineluctability, inevitablenessWords Related to certainty likelihood, probability; inexorability, inexorableness, relentlessnessNear Antonyms of certainty preventability; improbability, unlikelihood, unlikeliness; doubtfulness, dubiousnessAntonyms of certainty uncertainty

Synonym Discussion of certainty

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


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