Origin of certitude
Examples from the Web for certitude
Successful politicians seek to marry a triumvirate of charisma, certitude, and leadership.
And again it is his worldview that gives him the certitude to preach these lies to millions on a daily basis.
Despite his hunch that aid would be substantial each year, the IDF would not have certitude to plan on.
At first, Weiner wasn't even able to say "with certitude" whether or not the photo in question was of him.
When Russert asked him to confirm that the picture didn't show him, he replied, "I can't say with certitude."Anthony Weiner Photo Scandal: Rep. Says Picture Could Be Him|The Daily Beast|June 1, 2011|DAILY BEAST
This certitude admits no hesitation, no ambiguity; it is absolute; as soon as it has obtained assent, it remains immutable.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 2|Plotinos (Plotinus)
Upon arising, he was another person, and certitude, pure and clear certitude did not abandon him an instant until evening.Very Woman|Remy de Gourmont
He grinned viciously, for the certitude of his bidding had at last shaken the king.Lost Face|Jack London
This certitude was very comforting, and he went on talking about the finding of the body, listening to his own voice complacently.Almayer's Folly|Joseph Conrad
So the hypothesis of the rotation of the earth would have the same degree of certitude as the very existence of external objects.
British Dictionary definitions for certitude
Word Origin for certitude
Word Origin and History for certitude
early 15c., from Middle French certitude "certainty" (16c.), from Late Latin certitudinem (nominative certitudo) "that which is certain," from Latin certus "sure, certain" (see certain).