certainty
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsɝtn̩ti/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈsɜːtn̩ti/
Noun

certainty

  1. The state of being certain.
    Synonyms: certitude, sureness
    Antonyms: doubt, uncertainty
    • The certainty of punishment is the truest security against crimes.
  2. An instance of being certain.
  3. A fact or truth unquestionably established.
    Synonyms: sure thing
    • November 2 2014, Daniel Taylor, "Sergio Agüero strike wins derby for Manchester City against 10-man United ↗," guardian.co.uk
      Yet the truth is that City would probably have been coasting by that point if the referee, Michael Oliver, had not turned down three separate penalties, at least two of which could be accurately described as certainties.
    • 1824, Walter Savage Landor, Imaginary Conversations Volume 1
      Certainties are uninteresting and sating.
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