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Certainty and being certain

certainty

noun

the feeling of being completely sure about something

assurance

noun

a feeling or attitude of being certain that something is true

guarantee

noun

something that makes it certain that something will happen

trust

noun

a feeling of confidence in someone that shows you believe they are honest, fair, and reliable

confidence

noun

if you have confidence that something is true, you feel certain that it is true

certitude

noun

the feeling of being certain about something

beyond (any) doubt

if something is beyond doubt, it is completely certain

hunch

noun

a feeling that something is true or will happen, although you do not know any definite facts about it

gut feeling/instinct

a feeling that you are certain is right, although you can give no good reason why

safe/firm ground

something that is likely to be correct or accepted

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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