Synonyms and Antonyms of sureness

  1. 1 a state of mind in which one is free from doubt <unfortunately, he lacked the sureness of his opponent in the tennis match> Synonyms assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, cocksureness, conviction, doubtlessness, face, positiveness, satisfaction, confidence, suretyRelated Words authoritarianism, dogmatism; decisiveness, determination, firmness, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolveNear Antonyms hesitancy, hesitation, indecisiveness, irresolution; disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; anxiety, concern, misgiving; distrust, mistrust, suspicionAntonyms doubt, incertitude, nonconfidence, uncertainty

  2. 2 worthiness as the recipient of another's trust or confidence <investors in those risky foreign enterprises were gambling on the sureness of their instincts> Synonyms dependability, dependableness, reliableness, responsibility, solidity, solidness, reliability, trustability, trustworthinessRelated Words inerrancy, infallibility; credibility, creditability, creditablenessNear Antonyms doubtfulness, dubiousness, questionableness, shakiness, uncertainnessAntonyms dodginess [chiefly British], unreliability

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