certainty

[ sur-tn-tee ]
/ ˈsɜr tn ti /

noun, plural cer·tain·ties.

the state of being certain.
something certain; an assured fact.

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Idioms for certainty

    for / of a certainty, certainly; without a doubt: I suspect it, but I don't know it for a certainty.

Origin of certainty

1250–1300; Middle English certeinte<Anglo-French, equivalent to certeincertain + -te-ty2

synonym study for certainty

1. See belief.

OTHER WORDS FROM certainty

non·cer·tain·ty, noun, plural non·cer·tain·ties.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH certainty

certainty , certitude
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British Dictionary definitions for certainty

certainty
/ (ˈsɜːtəntɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the condition of being certain
something established as certain or inevitable
for a certainty without doubt
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