[uh-shoo rd, uh-shurd]
- guaranteed; sure; certain; secure: an assured income.
- bold; confident; authoritative: His art was both assured and facile.
- boldly presumptuous.
- Chiefly British. insured, as against loss.
- the beneficiary under a policy.
- the person whose life or property is covered by a policy.
Origin of assured
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Examples from the Web for assuredness
Neither would Belinda Bentley, the L.A.-based psychic told The Daily Beast; not with that level of assuredness, anyway.What Psychic Sylvia Brown Didn’t See
May 10, 2013
For more apprehensive public speakers, he offers what he calls “assuredness along with technique.”Today's King's Speech Guru
February 26, 2011
His courage and his skill in weapons gave him assuredness and ease at the time of an encounter.The Story of the Outlaw
All this was said in a voice of sweet modulation and assuredness, a smile lighting up her face as she spoke.Dreamy Hollow
Sumner Charles Britton
His assuredness in ordering me to leave made prompt and decisive action necessary on my part.The House of a Thousand Candles
Coming into His presence we recognise the assuredness of perfect knowledge, the simplicity of perfect truth.
- made certain; sure; guaranteed
- mainly British insured, esp by a life assurance policy
- mainly British
- the beneficiary under a life assurance policy
- the person whose life is insured
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Word Origin and History for assuredness
of persons, "confident, self-assured," late 14c., past participle adjective from assure. Related: Assuredly; assuredness.
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