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Synonyms for certainty
ˈsɜr tn ticer·tain·ty

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  1. certaintynoun

    The state of being certain.



English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. certainty

    Demonstration, in the strict and proper sense, is the highest form of proof, and gives the most absolute certainty, but can not be applied outside of pure mathematics or other strictly deductive reasoning; there can be proof and certainty, however, in matters that do not admit of demonstration. A conclusion is the absolute and necessary result of the admission of certain premises; an inference is a probable conclusion toward which known facts, statements, or admissions point, but which they do not absolutely establish; sound premises, together with their necessary conclusion, constitute a demonstration. Evidence is that which tends to show a thing to be true; in the widest sense, as including self-evidence or consciousness, it is the basis of all knowledge. Proof in the strict sense is complete, irresistible evidence; as, there was much evidence against the accused, but not amounting to proof of guilt. Moral certainty is a conviction resting on such evidence as puts a matter beyond reasonable doubt, while not so irresistible as demonstration. Compare HYPOTHESIS; INDUCTION.

    conclusion, consequence, deduction, demonstration, evidence, induction, inference, proof

Princeton's WordNet

  1. certaintynoun

    the state of being certain

    "his certainty reassured the others"

    foregone conclusion, sure thing

    dubiousness, dubiety, uncertainty, uncertainness, doubt, precariousness, incertitude, doubtfulness

  2. certainty, sure thing, foregone conclusionnoun

    something that is certain

    "his victory is a certainty"

    foregone conclusion, matter of course, sure thing

    incertitude, uncertainty, precariousness, dubiousness, uncertainness, doubtfulness, doubt, dubiety

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. certaintynoun

    surety, indubitableness, certitude, freedom from doubt

  2. certaintynoun

    truth, fact, fixed fact, accomplished fact, real state

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. certaintynoun

    sureness, confidence, assurance, surety, fact, truth


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  1. List of paraphrases for "certainty":

    security, safety, assurance, clarity, uncertainty, confidence, confident

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  1. Stephen Vizinczey:

    Powerful men in particular suffer from the delusion that human beings have no memories. I would go so far as to say that the distinguishing trait of powerful men is the psychotic certainty that people forget acts of infamy as easily as their parents birth

  2. Lisa Murkowski:

    Everybody -- we would like a little more certainty that we're gon na see that deal come together, come together quickly, so am I satisfied ? I guess, I have to say that's where we are. And I wish we were done with it. I wish we hadn't gotten to the point where we've seen the( unemployment insurance) lapse here and worry about every certain provision.

  3. Scott Swift:

    I wish I had a crystal ball that I look into the future and see. I am concerned about the forces of destabilization that appear to be more current here in the theater, and that's what I hear from my friends in the region as I communicate with them…The lack of certainty - the growing uncertainty of those countries in the region.

  4. Tyler Izen:

    LAPD officers are put directly in harm's way every day as they face complex situations, unthinkable dangers and split-second decisions while protecting the residents of Los Angeles, no officer goes to work with the intent of using force, much less deadly force, but force may become necessary when there is an objectively reasonable certainty that there could be injury to themselves or someone else. As tragic as these situations are, law enforcement officers absolutely have the right to defend their life or the life of another.

  5. Louis Aragon:

    There exists a black kingdom which the eyes of man avoid because its landscape fails signally to flatter them. This darkness, which he imagines he can dispense with in describing the light, is error with its unknown characteristics. Error is certainty's constant companion. Error is the corollary of evidence. And anything said about truth may equally well be said about error: the delusion will be no greater.

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