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Synonyms for conviction
kənˈvɪk ʃəncon·vic·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conviction

    Belief, as an intellectual process, is the acceptance of some thing as true on other grounds than personal observation and experience. We give credence to a report, assent to a proposition or to a proposal. Belief is stronger than credence; credence might be described as a prima facie belief; credence is a more formal word than belief, and seems to imply somewhat more of volition; we speak of giving credence to a report, but not of giving belief. Goods are sold on credit; we give one credit for good intentions. Conviction is a belief established by argument or evidence; assurance is belief beyond the reach of argument; as, the Christian's assurance of salvation. An opinion is a general conclusion held as probable, tho without full certainty; a persuasion is a more confident opinion, involving the heart as well as the intellect. In religion, a doctrine is a statement of belief regarding a single point; a creed is a summary statement of doctrines. Confidence is a firm dependence upon a statement as true, or upon a person as worthy. Reliance is confidence on which we act or are ready to act unquestioningly; we have a calm reliance upon the uniformity of nature. Trust is a practical and tranquil resting of the mind upon the integrity, kindness, friendship, or promises of a person; we have trust in God. Faith is a union of belief and trust. Faith is chiefly personal; belief may be quite impersonal; we speak of belief of a proposition, faith in a promise, because the promise emanates from a person. But belief in a person is often used with no appreciable difference from faith. In religion it is common to distinguish between intellectual belief of religious truth, as any other truth might be believed, and belief of the heart, or saving faith.

    Synonyms:
    assent, assurance, belief, confidence, credence, credit, creed, doctrine, faith, opinion, reliance, trust

    Antonyms:
    denial, disbelief, dissent, distrust, doubt, doubt, incredulity, infidelity, misgiving, rejection, skepticism, suspicion, unbelief

    Preposition:
    Have faith in God; the faith of the gospel.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conviction

    Synonyms:
    assurance, persuasion, belief

    Antonyms:
    doubt, giving, disbelief

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conviction, strong belief, article of faithnoun

    an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence

    Synonyms:
    condemnation, credendum, article of faith, judgment of conviction, strong belief, sentence

    Antonyms:
    acquittal

  2. conviction, judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentencenoun

    (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

    "the conviction came as no surprise"

    Synonyms:
    article of faith, strong belief, condemnation, sentence, time, prison term, judgment of conviction, curse, execration, disapprobation

    Antonyms:
    acquittal

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. convictionnoun

    Synonyms:
    proof of guilt, detection in guilt

  2. convictionnoun

    Synonyms:
    confutation, refutation

  3. convictionnoun

    Synonyms:
    persuasion, sentiment, judgment, consciousness

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How to use conviction in a sentence?

  1. Julia Hartz:

    Being an entrepreneur can be learned and that is exactly what I have done, you don’t have to be born with it, or have had the ‘lemonade stand.’ But, you do need to have the passion, devotion, conviction and sheer will and drive to make it happen.

  2. The Strasbourg-based court:

    The Swiss courts appeared to have censured Mr Perincek simply for voicing an opinion that diverged from the established ones in Switzerland, and the interference with his right to freedom of expression had taken the serious form of a criminal conviction.

  3. Jessica Roth:

    Without the possibility of a pardon, the prospect of a conviction and potential prison sentence becomes more real, providing an incentive to cooperate to receive more favorable treatment.

  4. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.:

    For I say unto you in all sadness of conviction that to think great thoughts you must be heroes as well as idealists. Only when you have worked alone -- when you have felt around you are a black gulf of solitude more isolating than that which surrounds the dying man, and in hope and despair have trusted to your own unshaken will -- then only can you gain the secret isolated joy of the thinker, who knows that a hundred years after he is dead and forgotten men who have never heard of him will be moving to the measure of his thought -- the subtle rapture of postponed power, which the world knows not because it has no external trappings, but which to his prophetic vision is more real than that which commands an army. And if this joy should not be yours, still it is only thus you can know that you have done what lay in you to do -- can say that you have lived, and be ready for the end.

  5. Victor Hugo:

    The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.


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