['sɜːt(ə)n;-tɪn] or ['sɝtn]


(adj.) exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance; 'be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through'; 'be sure to lock the doors' .

(adj.) certain to occur; destined or inevitable; 'he was certain to fail'; 'his fate is certain'; 'In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes'- Benjamin Franklin; 'he faced certain death'; 'sudden but sure regret'; 'he is sure to win' .

(adj.) reliable in operation or effect; 'a quick and certain remedy'; 'a sure way to distinguish the two'; 'wood dust is a sure sign of termites' .

(adj.) established beyond doubt or question; definitely known; 'what is certain is that every effect must have a cause'; 'it is certain that they were on the bus'; 'his fate is certain'; 'the date for the invasion is certain' .

(adj.) having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured; 'felt certain of success'; 'was sure (or certain) she had seen it'; 'was very sure in his beliefs'; 'sure of her friends' .

(adj.) definite but not specified or identified; 'set aside a certain sum each week'; 'to a certain degree'; 'certain breeds do not make good pets'; 'certain members have not paid their dues'; 'a certain popular teacher'; 'a certain Mrs. Jones' .

Inputed by Eunice--From WordNet


(a.) Assured in mind; having no doubts; free from suspicions concerning.

(a.) Determined; resolved; -- used with an infinitive.

(a.) Not to be doubted or denied; established as a fact.

(a.) Actually existing; sure to happen; inevitable.

(a.) Unfailing; infallible.

(a.) Fixed or stated; regular; determinate.

(a.) Not specifically named; indeterminate; indefinite; one or some; -- sometimes used independenty as a noun, and meaning certain persons.

(n.) Certainty.

(n.) A certain number or quantity.

(adv.) Certainly.

Checker: Newman

Synonyms and Synonymous

a. [1]. Indubitable, unquestionable, indisputable, undeniable, incontestable, uncontrovertible, unquestioned, undisputed, undoubted, absolute, positive, plain, past dispute, beyond all question, sure as fate, sure as a gun, clear as day, not doubtful.[2]. Sure, assured, confident, undoubting, fully convinced.[3]. Unfailing, infallible, never-failing.[4]. Actual, real, existing.[5]. Settled, determinate, fixed, stated, constant.[6]. One, some, particular.

Editor: Nell

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:true, fixed, regular, established, incontrovertible, undoubtful, indubitable,infallible, unmistakable, sure, unfailing, real, actual, undeniable, positive,convinced, assured

ANT:Uncertain, dubious, exceptional, irregular, casual, occasional, questionable,doubtful, vacillating, undecided, uncertain

Typist: Sanford


adj. sure: not to be doubted: resolved: fixed: regular: inevitable: some: one.—advs. Cer′tainly (Scot.) Cer′ty Cer′tie.—ns. Cer′titude Cer′tainty.—'A certain person ' implying some degree of contempt; A lady of a certain age of an age best not stated accurately—at least no longer young.—For certain assuredly.—Moral certainty a conviction so justifiable that one is morally entitled to act on it."

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