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1. The state of being certain or convinced of something; complete assurance; confidence: Who can say with certitude how strong the economy will be next year?
2. Something that is assured or believed to be true: "serene certitudes instilled in me by my family and teachers" (Garry Wills).
[Middle English, from Late Latin certitūdō, from Latin certus, certain; see certain.]
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[C15: from Church Latin certitūdō, from Latin certus certain]
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cer•ti•tude(ˈsɜr tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)
freedom from doubt, esp. in matters of faith or opinion; certainty.
[1375–1425; < Late Latin certitūdō < Latin certi-, comb. form of certus sure (see certain)]
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|Noun||1.||certitude - total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant|
certainty - the state of being certain; "his certainty reassured the others"
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noun certainty, confidence, conviction, assurance, sureness, positiveness I cannot say with any degree of certitude what will happen next.
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certitude[ˈsɜːtɪtjuːd] N → certidumbre f
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certitude[ˈsɜːrtɪtjuːd] n → certitude f
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