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sure

adjective

1 sure

Having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured:
— Was sure (or certain) she had seen it.
— Was very sure in his beliefs.
— Sure of her friends.

synonym: certain.

Roget 474: certain, sure, assured etc. v.; solid, well-founded.    unqualified, absolute, positive, determinate, definite, clear, ... show more

Roget 664: safe, secure, sure; in safety, in security; on the safe side; under the shield of, under the shade of, under the wing of, under the shadow of one's wing; under cover, under lock and key; out of danger, ... show more

Roget 484: believing etc. v.; certain, sure, assured, positive, cocksure, satisfied, confident, unhesitating, convinced, secure.    ... show more



2 sure

Exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance:
— Be sure to lock the doors.

synonym: certain.

3 sure

Certain to occur; destined or inevitable:
— Sudden but sure regret.
— He is sure to win.

synonym: certain.

Polish: pewny

4 sure

Physically secure or dependable.

5 sure

Reliable in operation or effect:
— A sure way to distinguish the two.
— Wood dust is a sure sign of termites.

synonym: certain.

6 sure

of persons Worthy of trust or confidence:
— A sure (or trusted) friend.

synonym: trusted.

7 sure

Infallible or unfailing.

8 sure

Certain not to fail.

9 sure

Impossible to doubt or dispute:
— Indisputable (or sure) proof.

synonym: indisputable.

Polish: bezsporny

adverb

1 sure

Definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely'):
— The results are surely encouraging.
— It's going to be a good day for sure.
— They thought he had been killed sure enough.
— He'll win sure as shooting.
— They sure smell good.
— Sure he'll come.

synonyms: certainly, for certain, for sure, sure as shooting, sure enough, surely.

Roget 474: certainly etc. adj.; for certain, certes [Lat.], sure, no doubt, doubtless, and no mistake, flagrante delicto [Lat.], sure enough, to be sure, of course, as a matter of course, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: OK, Roger, abiding, absolute, absolutely, accurate, adducible, admissible, agape, agog, all agog, all right, alright, alrighty, amen, anticipant, anticipating, anticipative, anticipatory, apodictic ... show more.

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