Synonyms of conviction
1 beliefDictionary • Their religious convictions prevented them from taking up arms.
belief • He refuses to compete on Sundays because of his religious beliefs.
view • You should make your views known to your local MP.
opinion • Most who expressed an opinion spoke favourably of him.
principle • a violation of the basic principles of Marxism
faith • England shifted officially from a Catholic to a Protestant faith in the 16th century.
persuasion • people who are of a different political persuasion
creed • The centre is open to all, no matter what race or creed.
tenet • Non-violence is the central tenet of their faith.
kaupapa (New Zealand)
2 certaintyDictionary • He preaches with conviction.
certainty • I have said with absolute certainty that there will be no change of policy.
confidence • She always thinks the worst of herself and has no confidence whatsoever.
assurance • He led the orchestra with assurance.
fervour • an outbreak of religious fervour
earnestness • He spoke with intense earnestness.
certitude • I cannot say with any degree of certitude what will happen next.
3 sentenceDictionary • He will appeal against the conviction.
sentence • When she heard of the sentence, she said: `Is that all?'
ruling • He tried to have the court ruling overturned.
decision • The judge's decision was greeted with dismay.
verdict • The jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict.
judgment • The Court is expected to give its judgment within the next ten days.
decree • court decrees relating to marital property
pronouncement • the President's latest pronouncement about the protection of minorities
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assuranceIf you do something with assurance, you do it with a feeling of confidence and certainty.
• He led the orchestra with assurance.
beliefYour religious or political beliefs are your views on religious or political matters.
• He refuses to compete on Sundays because of his religious beliefs.
• I have said with absolute certainty that there will be no change of policy.
Thesaurus for conviction from the Collins English Thesaurus
the state or appearance of being convinced