Synonyms of sure
1 certainDictionary • She was no longer sure how she felt about him.
certain • She's absolutely certain she's going to make it as a singer.
positive • I'm positive she said she'd be here.
clear • It is important to be clear on what the author is saying here.
decided • We were at a decided disadvantage.
confident • I am confident that everything will come out right in time.
satisfied • People must be satisfied that the treatment is safe.
assured • He was much more assured than in recent appearances.
definite • She is very definite about her feelings.
free from doubt
2 inevitableDictionary • Another victory is now sure.
inevitable • The defeat had inevitable consequences for policy.
guaranteed • Reports of this kind are guaranteed to cause anxiety.
bound • There are bound to be price increases next year.
assured • Our victory is assured; nothing can stop us.
in the bag (slang)
inescapable • A sense of imminent doom was inescapable.
3 reliableDictionary • a sure sign of rain
reliable • She was efficient and reliable.
accurate • The rifle was extremely accurate.
dependable • He was a good friend and a dependable companion.
honest • My dad was the most honest man I have ever met.
unmistakable • The unmistakable smell of marijuana drifted down.
undoubted • The event was an undoubted success.
undeniable • Her charm is undeniable.
trustworthy • He is a trustworthy, level-headed teacher.
trusty • a trusty member of the crew
foolproof • The system is not 100 per cent foolproof.
infallible • She hit on an infallible way of staying sober amid a flood of toasts.
indisputable • It is indisputable that the animals are harbouring this illness.
unerring • These designs demonstrate her unerring eye for colour and detail.
unfailing • He had the unfailing care and support of Erica, his wife.
tried and true
, dodgy (British, Australian, New Zealand, informal)
, iffy (informal)
4 secureDictionary • A doctor's sure hands may perform surgery.
secure • Shelves are only as secure as their fixings.
firm • Use a firm platform or a sturdy ladder.
steady • Make sure the camera is steady.
fast • He held the gate fast.
safe • We are assured by our engineers that the building is safe.
stable • a stable marriage
unfaltering • Thomas Covenant's stride went on, as unfaltering as clockwork.
staunch • He's a staunch supporter of controls on government spending.
IDIOMS:▷ a sure thing
PHRASES:▷ for sure
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accurateAn accurate weapon or throw reaches the exact point or target that it was intended to reach. You can also describe a person as accurate if they fire a weapon or throw something in this way.
• The rifle was extremely accurate.
assuredSomeone who is assured is very confident and relaxed.
• He was much more assured than in recent appearances.
sure of yourself
sure of yourself
assuredIf something is assured, it is certain to happen.
• Our victory is assured; nothing can stop us.
Thesaurus for sure from the Collins English Thesaurus
free from hesitancy or uncertainty (with regard to a belief, conviction, etc)