Synonyms for (adjective) certain

Synonyms: certain, sure

Definition: exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance

Usage: be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through; be sure to lock the doors

Similar words: careful

Definition: exercising caution or showing care or attention

Usage: they were careful when crossing the busy street; be careful to keep her shoes clean; did very careful research; careful art restorers; careful of the rights of others; careful about one's behavior


Synonyms: certain

Definition: established beyond doubt or question; definitely known

Usage: what is certain is that every effect must have a cause; it is certain that they were on the bus; his fate is certain; the date for the invasion is certain

Similar words: definite

Definition: known for certain

Usage: it is definite that they have won


Similar words: indisputable, sure

Definition: impossible to doubt or dispute

Usage: indisputable (or sure) proof


Similar words: sure as shooting

Definition: absolutely certain

Usage: it is sure as shooting that they will come


Synonyms: sure, certain

Definition: having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured

Usage: felt certain of success; was sure (or certain) she had seen it; was very sure in his beliefs; sure of her friends

Similar words: confident, convinced, positive

Definition: persuaded of; very sure

Usage: were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join; I am positive he is lying; was confident he would win


Synonyms: certain, sure

Definition: certain to occur; destined or inevitable

Usage: he was certain to fail; his fate is certain; In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes- Benjamin Franklin; he faced certain death; sudden but sure regret; he is sure to win

Similar words: destined, bound

Definition: (usually followed by `to') governed by fate

Usage: bound to happen; an old house destined to be demolished; he is destined to be famous


Similar words: fated, doomed

Definition: (usually followed by `to') determined by tragic fate

Usage: doomed to unhappiness; fated to be the scene of Kennedy's assassination


Similar words: foreordained, predestinate, predestined

Definition: established or prearranged unalterably

Usage: his place in history was foreordained; a sense of predestinate inevitability about it; it seemed predestined since the beginning of the world


Similar words: in for

Definition: certain to get or have

Usage: he knew he was in for a licking


Synonyms: certain

Definition: definite but not specified or identified

Usage: set aside a certain sum each week; to a certain degree; certain breeds do not make good pets; certain members have not paid their dues; a certain popular teacher; a certain Mrs. Jones

Similar words: definite

Definition: precise; explicit and clearly defined

Usage: I want a definite answer; a definite statement of the terms of the will; a definite amount; definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol; the wedding date is now definite; a definite drop in attendance


Synonyms: sure, certain

Definition: reliable in operation or effect

Usage: a quick and certain remedy; a sure way to distinguish the two; wood dust is a sure sign of termites

Similar words: reliable, dependable

Definition: worthy of reliance or trust

Usage: a reliable source of information; a dependable worker