certainty

  • 1 Certainty — series Agnosticism Belief Certainty Doubt Determinism Epistemology Estimation Fallibilism …

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  • 2 certainty — certainty, certitude, assurance, conviction are comparable when denoting a state of mind in which one is free from doubt. Certainty and certitude both imply the absence of all doubt as to the truth of something; they are not always… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 certainty — I noun absence of doubt, absolute confidence, absoluteness, assurance, assuredness, authoritativeness, certification, certitude, certus, complete conviction, conclusiveness, confidentness, conviction, corroboration, definiteness, firmness,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 certainty — certainty, certitude Leaving aside special meanings in philosophy, both words imply the absence of doubt about the truth of something, but certitude is a more subjective feeling whereas certainty is, strictly speaking, verifiable. In practice,… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 Certainty — Cer tain*ty, n.; pl. {Certainties}. [OF. certainet[ e].] 1. The quality, state, or condition, of being certain. [1913 Webster] The certainty of punishment is the truest security against crimes. Fisher Ames. [1913 Webster] 2. A fact or truth… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 certainty — [sʉrt′ ntē] n. [ME certeinte < OFr certaineté] 1. the quality, state, or fact of being certain 2. pl. certainties anything certain; definite act of a certainty Archaic without a doubt; certainly SYN. CERTAINTY suggests a firm, settled belief… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 certainty — c.1300, certeynte, surety, pledge, from Anglo Fr. certeinté (late 13c.), O.Fr. certaineté certainty, from L. or V.L. *certanitatem (Cf. O.Sp. certanedad); see CERTAIN (Cf. certain). Meaning that which is certain is attested from early 14c.;… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 certainty — [n1] positive assurance all sewn up*, authoritativeness, belief, certitude, cinch, confidence, conviction, credence, definiteness, dogmatism, faith, firmness, indubitableness, inevitability, lock*, lockup*, open and shut case*, positiveness,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 certainty — ► NOUN (pl. certainties) 1) the quality or state of being certain. 2) a fact that is true or an event that is definitely going to take place …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 certainty — n. 1) absolute, dead; mathematical; moral certainty 2) certainty of (there is no certainty of success) 3) certainty that + clause (there is no certainty that an agreement will be reached) 4) with certainty (to state with certainty) * * * [… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 certainty — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, complete ▪ near, reasonable, virtual ▪ It s a virtual certainty that essential foodstuffs will go up in price. ▪ moral …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 Certainty — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Certainty >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 certainty certainty Sgm: N 1 necessity necessity &c. 601 Sgm: N 1 certitude certitude surety assurance Sgm: N 1 dead certainty dead certainty moral certainty …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 certainty — cer|tain|ty [ˈsə:tnti US ˈsə:r ] n plural certainties 1.) [U] the state of being completely certain with certainty ▪ She knew with absolute certainty that he d say no. ▪ The result is impossible to predict with any degree of certainty . 2.) [U]… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 certainty — [[t]sɜ͟ː(r)t(ə)nti[/t]] certainties 1) N UNCOUNT: oft with N, N that Certainty is the state of being definite or of having no doubts at all about something. I have told them with absolute certainty there ll be no change of policy... There is too… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 certainty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Confidence in being right Nouns 1. certainty, certitude, confidence, sureness, conviction, surety, assurance, faith; dead or moral certainty; positiveness, assuredness; self confidence, reliance, or… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 certainty — noun 1 (C) something that is definitely true or that will definitely happen: It s a certainty that prices will go up soon. | Dying s the only certainty in this life. 2 (U) the state of being completely certain: Nowadays there s less certainty… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 certainty — noun (plural ties) Date: 14th century 1. something that is certain 2. the quality or state of being certain especially on the basis of evidence Synonyms: certainty, certitude, conviction mean a state of being free from doubt. certainty …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 certainty */*/ — UK [ˈsɜː(r)t(ə)ntɪ] / US [ˈsɜrt(ə)ntɪ] noun Word forms certainty : singular certainty plural certainties 1) [countable] something that will definitely happen or that you feel very sure about He clung to the certainties of his Catholic faith. 2)… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 certainty —    There are different sorts of certainty. Psychological certainty is the characteristic of someone that believes a proposition with maximal commitment, that is, so strongly that he or she could not believe any proposition more strongly. A… …

    Christian Philosophy

  • 20 certainty — n. (pl. ies) 1 a an undoubted fact. b a certain prospect (his return is a certainty). 2 (often foll. by of, or that + clause) an absolute conviction (has a certainty of his own worth). 3 (often foll. by to + infin.) a thing or person that may be… …

    Useful english dictionary


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