[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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- 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
Word Origin and History for unassuredly
of persons, "confident, self-assured," late 14c., past participle adjective from assure. Related: Assuredly; assuredness.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper