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1 a state of mind in which one is free from doubt
  • spoke with conviction about her political beliefs
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2 an idea that is believed to be true or valid without positive knowledge
  • He held deep convictions about life after death.
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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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