noun. ['ˈsɝːtəˌtuːd'] total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant.
- certitude (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
- certitudo (Latin)
Words that Rhyme with Certitude
Example sentences of the word certitude
1. Noun, singular or mass
The presence of one or both of these factors may increase a doctor's certitude of diagnosis.
Quotes containing the word certitude
1. Ah, love, let us be true To one another! for the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain; And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night.
- Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach and Other Poems
2. Deux choses sont infinies : l’Univers et la bêtise humaine. Mais, en ce qui concerne l’Univers, je n’en ai pas encore acquis la certitude absolue.
- Albert Einstein
3. She was torn between her customer service training and her youthful certitude.
- Bill Bryson, In a Sunburned Country