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Synonyms for sure
ʃʊər, ʃɜr

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term sure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. certain(p), sure(adj)

    having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured

    "felt certain of success"; "was sure (or certain) she had seen it"; "was very sure in his beliefs"; "sure of her friends"

    Antonyms:
    uncertain, doubtful, dubious, unsafe, undependable, unreliable, groping, incertain, insecure, unsteady, false, unsure, ambivalent, untrusty, careless, untrustworthy

  2. certain, sure(adj)

    exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance

    "be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through"; "be sure to lock the doors"

    Synonyms:
    certain(p), sealed, certain(a), trusted, indisputable, certain

    Antonyms:
    ambivalent, undependable, incertain, careless, unsure, unreliable, untrusty, dubious, false, unsafe, groping, uncertain, untrustworthy, insecure, doubtful, unsteady

  3. certain, sure(adj)

    certain to occur; destined or inevitable

    "he was certain to fail"; "his fate is certain"; "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- Benjamin Franklin; "he faced certain death"; "sudden but sure regret"; "he is sure to win"

    Synonyms:
    certain(p), sealed, certain(a), trusted, indisputable, certain

    Antonyms:
    untrusty, unsafe, unsure, undependable, groping, untrustworthy, ambivalent, unreliable, uncertain, false, careless, dubious, unsteady, insecure, doubtful, incertain

  4. sure(adj)

    physically secure or dependable

    "a sure footing"; "was on sure ground"

    Synonyms:
    certain(p), trusted, indisputable, certain

    Antonyms:
    undependable, unreliable, unsafe, insecure, untrustworthy, ambivalent, dubious, careless, uncertain, incertain, unsteady, unsure, groping, doubtful, untrusty, false

  5. certain, sure(adj)

    reliable in operation or effect

    "a quick and certain remedy"; "a sure way to distinguish the two"; "wood dust is a sure sign of termites"

    Synonyms:
    certain(p), sealed, certain(a), trusted, indisputable, certain

    Antonyms:
    false, untrusty, unsteady, untrustworthy, undependable, insecure, uncertain, doubtful, ambivalent, unreliable, careless, unsafe, incertain, groping, unsure, dubious

  6. sure, trusted(adj)

    (of persons) worthy of trust or confidence

    "a sure (or trusted) friend"

    Synonyms:
    certain(p), trusted, indisputable, certain

    Antonyms:
    careless, insecure, undependable, untrusty, false, dubious, unreliable, incertain, doubtful, ambivalent, uncertain, unsafe, unsteady, groping, unsure, untrustworthy

  7. sure(adj)

    infallible or unfailing

    "a sure (or true) sign of one's commitment"

    Synonyms:
    certain(p), trusted, indisputable, certain

    Antonyms:
    careless, unsteady, unsure, ambivalent, unreliable, uncertain, groping, doubtful, dubious, insecure, unsafe, false, undependable, untrusty, incertain, untrustworthy

  8. sure(adj)

    certain not to fail

    "a sure hand on the throttle"

    Synonyms:
    certain(p), trusted, indisputable, certain

    Antonyms:
    ambivalent, undependable, uncertain, untrusty, dubious, groping, untrustworthy, doubtful, unreliable, unsure, careless, false, unsteady, insecure, unsafe, incertain

  9. indisputable, sure(adverb)

    impossible to doubt or dispute

    "indisputable (or sure) proof"

    Synonyms:
    certain(p), incontestable, trusted, undisputable, certain, indisputable

    Antonyms:
    groping, undependable, dubious, unreliable, doubtful, unsure, careless, untrustworthy, unsteady, incertain, uncertain, unsafe, ambivalent, insecure, untrusty, false

  10. surely, certainly, sure, for sure, for certain, sure enough, sure as shooting(adverb)

    definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')

    "the results are surely encouraging"; "she certainly is a hard worker"; "it's going to be a good day for sure"; "they are coming, for certain"; "they thought he had been killed sure enough"; "he'll win sure as shooting"; "they sure smell good"; "sure he'll come"

    Synonyms:
    certainly, surely, for sure, sure as shooting, for certain, sure enough

    Antonyms:
    careless, unreliable, groping, unsafe, doubtful, undependable, incertain, untrustworthy, unsteady, insecure, uncertain, unsure, dubious, ambivalent, untrusty, false

Wiktionary

  1. sure(adjective)

    Yes, of course.

    Synonyms:
    yes, OK, of course, certainly

  2. sure(adjective)

    Certain in one's knowledge or belief.

    Synonyms:
    certain, wis, positive

  3. sure(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    reliable, certain, failsafe

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sure

    That is authentic which is true to the facts; that is genuine which is true to its own claims; as, authentic history; genuine money.

    A 'genuine' work is one written by the author whose name it bears; an 'authentic' work is one which relates truthfully the matters of which it treats. For example, the apocryphal Gospel of St. Thomas is neither 'genuine' nor 'authentic.' It is not 'genuine,' for St. Thomas did not write it; it is not 'authentic,' for its contents are mainly fables and lies.

    Trench On the Study of Words lect. vi, p. 189. [W. J. Widdleton]

    Authentic is, however, used by reputable writers as synonymous with genuine, tho usually where genuineness carries a certain authority. We speak of accepted conclusions, certain evidence, current money, genuine letters, a legitimate conclusion or legitimate authority, original manuscripts, real value, received interpretation, sure proof, a true statement, a trustworthy witness, a veritable discovery.

    Synonyms:
    accepted, accredited, authentic, authoritative, authorized, certain, current, genuine, legitimate, original, real, received, reliable, true, trustworthy, veritable

    Antonyms:
    apocryphal, baseless, counterfeit, disputed, exploded, fabulous, false, fictitious, spurious, unauthorized

Editors Contribution

  1. certain

    he was certain that he had got the question correct.

    Submitted by anonymous on October 5, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sure(a.)

    Synonyms:
    certain, confident, positive, assured, fully convinced

  2. sure(a.)

    Synonyms:
    safe, secure, stable, firm, steady, trustworthy

  3. sure(a.)

    Synonyms:
    infallible, unfailing, never-failing

  4. sure(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    certainly, SURELY

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sure(a)

    Synonyms:
    certain, inevitable, positive, confident, assured, sanguine, convinced, unfailing, infallible, unerring, inerrable, abiding, stable, trustworthy, reliable, dependable, secure, safe

    Antonyms:
    uncertain, doubtful, dubious

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    confident, convinced, safe, secure, certain, course, certainly, yes, ensure, yeah, surely, assured

How to pronounce sure?

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Veena
Indian

How to say sure in sign language?

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How to use sure in a sentence?

  1. Aldous Huxley:

    I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.

  2. Dale Hansen:

    The hardest thing is to get this company to police itself, if we're not there to watch them, you know, we're not really sure half the time if they're doing it right.

  3. Francesca Dominici:

    That means that in these counties, we need to keep an even closer look to the social distancing measures, and we need to make sure that they are equipped to respond to those hospitalized with Covid-19, this is really, to me, utterly common sense.

  4. Ruopeng Liu:

    For sure, I would fly it by myself and I will even buy one for myself. It's one of the finest machines I've ever seen in the world and people will love it.

  5. Kristina Jackson:

    I think the most important thing is to make sure that children know when drinking alcohol is acceptable and when it is not.


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