A Word A Day : Certitude
Monday, 3rd December 2007 : Today's Word is ...
Certitude( Noun )
Pronunciation : surt-ti-tood
1. Something that is assured or unfailing
2. Total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant
3. Sureness of occurrence or result
4. The state of being certain, complete assuranceEtymology:
Middle English, from Late Latin certitd, from Latin certus, certainSynonyms:
Conviction, Certainty, Sureness, Assurance, Confidence, Belief, Faith, Cocksureness, OverconfidenceContextual Examples:
• Their coming could have been predicted with the same certitude
that astronomers to-day predict the outcome of the movements of stars.
• There were four of these steps, and she went up them, a step at a time, slowly, unwaveringly, and with so dogged certitude
that it never entered my mind that her strength could fail her.
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