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certitude (ˈsɜːtɪˌtjuːd Pronunciation for certitude



  1. confidence; certainty

Word Origin

C15: from Church Latin certitūdō, from Latin certus certain


View thesaurus entry
= certainty, confidence, conviction, assurance, sureness, positiveness

Example Sentences Including 'certitude'

Only rarely during the last few years had I known Cardinal Newman's certitude.
Seward, Desmond The Dancing Sun
She had never been able to crack that calm certitude , even when he admitted to killing her brother.
Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEP (2001)
The author should not be blamed for the publisher's puff, but there is a certain recurrent tone of bland certitude in the essays themselves.
Independent (1999)
The difficulty for the miners, of course, is that the past, or history, despite the certitude of Santayana, doesn't repeat itself.
Globe and Mail (2003)
The same message about Cllr Ryan is emanating from other quarters, though not with the same certitude.
Irish Times (2002)
There was arrogance in that look, if only in the certitude of physical perfection.
Ross, Melville Lohengrin
Voter certitude is high, with only 10 per cent being undecided.
India Today (1998)
What is striking is the public certitude , the sheer brass neck.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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