[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.


  1. the beneficiary under a policy.
  2. the person whose life or property is covered by a policy.

Origin of assured

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at assure, -ed2
Related formsas·sur·ed·ly [uh-shoo r-id-lee, uh-shur-] /əˈʃʊər ɪd li, əˈʃɜr-/, adverbas·sur·ed·ness, nouno·ver·as·sured, adjectiveo·ver·as·sur·ed·ly, adverbo·ver·as·sur·ed·ness, nounun·as·sured, adjectiveun·as·sur·ed·ly, adverbun·as·sur·ed·ness, nounwell-as·sured, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of assuredness

  • Neither would Belinda Bentley, the L.A.-based psychic told The Daily Beast; not with that level of assuredness, anyway.

  • For more apprehensive public speakers, he offers what he calls “assuredness along with technique.”

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Historical Examples of assuredness

British Dictionary definitions for assuredness



made certain; sure; guaranteed
mainly British insured, esp by a life assurance policy


mainly British
  1. the beneficiary under a life assurance policy
  2. the person whose life is insured
Derived Formsassuredly (əˈʃʊərɪdlɪ), adverbassuredness, noun
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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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