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Meaning of CERTAINTY

Pronunciation:  'surtntee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something that is certain; "his victory is a certainty"
  2. [n]  the state of being certain; "his certainty reassured the others"

CERTAINTY is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: sure thing
 Antonyms: doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainness, uncertainty, uncertainty
 See Also: assurance, authority, cert, certitude, cocksureness, cognitive state, confidence, indisputability, indubitability, inevitability, inevitableness, overconfidence, predictability, quality, reliance, self-assurance, self-confidence, state of mind, sureness, surety, trust, unquestionability, unquestionableness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cer"tain*ty\, n.; pl. {Certainties}. [OF.
1. The quality, state, or condition, of being certain.

         The certainty of punishment is the truest security
         against crimes. --Fisher Ames.

2. A fact or truth unquestionable established.

         Certainties are uninteresting and sating. --Landor.

3. (Law) Clearness; freedom from ambiguity; lucidity.

{Of a certainty}, certainly.

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