Antonyms for certainty

Grammar : Noun
Spell : sur-tn-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsɜr tn ti

Definition of certainty

Origin :
  • c.1300, certeynte, "surety, pledge," from Anglo-French certeinté (late 13c.), Old French certainete "certainty," from Latin or Vulgar Latin *certanitatem (source of Old Spanish certanedad); see certain. Meaning "that which is certain" is attested from early 14c.; meaning "quality of being certain" is from mid-14c.
  • noun positive assurance
  • noun fact, resulting truth
Example sentences :
  • Well, Shepler might be hurled from that certainty by one hour of determined action.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • It was difficult to state with certainty what bad deed she had ever done, or what good deed.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Gracie Dennis thought she saw the certainty of failure, and was sorry for it.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • There was no lessening of the expression of certainty on the young man's face.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Mary's voice came with a certainty of conviction born of fact.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • And suspicion grew to certainty that she and Reid were lovers.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • She could not recover her ease of mind until she had the certainty that she was still beloved.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • We have not yet been informed with certainty what course the enemy have steered.
  • Extract from : « A Book of Autographs » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Still there was nothing like certainty; 'twas always best to be off wi' the old, an' so forth!
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • The only difference between the two is the range at which this certainty exists.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White

Synonyms for certainty

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