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"
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"
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"
physically secure or dependable
"a sure footing"; "was on sure ground"
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"
(of persons) worthy of trust or confidence
"a sure (or trusted) friend"
infallible or unfailing
"a sure (or true) sign of one's commitment"
certain not to fail
"a sure hand on the throttle"
impossible to doubt or dispute
"indisputable (or sure) proof"
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
TrenchOn 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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
certain, secure, safe, assured, unmistakable, stable, firm, knowing, believing, confident, trusting, unquestioning, positive, unfailing, strong, permanent, abiding, enduring, infallible, indisputable, fast
uncertain, ignorant, dubious, doubtful, hesitating, distrustful, questioning, vacillating, weak, untrustworthy, precarious, insecure, impermanent, transient, evanescent, fallible, disputable, loose
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- أكيد, طبعًاArabic
- segurCatalan, Valencian
- siwr, sicrWelsh
- ασφαλής, βέβαιοςGreek
- claro, por supuesto, seguroSpanish
- varma, tokiFinnish
- certain, sûr, sûre, bien sûrFrench
- dearfa, deimhinIrish
- deimhinn, cinnteachScottish Gaelic
- בטח, בטוחHebrew
- վստահ, անշուշտ, իհարկեArmenian
- certo, certa, sicuro, sicuraItalian
- 確か, もちろんJapanese
- დარწმუნებული, უთუოდ, სანდოGeorgian
- 확실, 물론Korean
- oczywiście, pewien, pewnie!, pewnyPolish
- tudo bem, certo, claro, tá, seguroPortuguese
- segir, sgür, sieir, siirRomansh
- cert, sigurRomanian
- конечно, уверенныйRussian
- sicuru, seguru, securu, siguruSardinian
- säker, jodå, självklartSwedish
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