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certitude

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of certitude

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

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


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