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1. conviction

noun. ['kənˈvɪkʃən'] an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence.

Synonyms

  • strong belief
  • belief
  • amateurism

Antonyms

  • final judgment
  • skepticism
  • atheism
  • content

Etymology

  • conviction (Anglo-Norman)
  • convictio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Conviction

  • contradiction
  • jurisdiction
  • crucifixion
  • constriction
  • restriction
  • interdiction
  • dereliction
  • benediction
  • prediction
  • nonfiction
  • infliction
  • depiction
  • affliction
  • friction
  • eviction
  • addiction
  • fiction
  • diction

Example sentences of the word conviction


1. Noun, singular or mass
A court will likely look at the facts leading to the abandonment conviction before making a decision about visitation.

Quotes containing the word conviction


1. Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
- Vaclav Havel

2. For me, no ideological or political conviction would justify the sacrifice of a human life. For me, the value of life is absolute, with no concessions. It's not negotiable.
- Edgar Ramirez

3. We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

2. conviction

noun. ['kənˈvɪkʃən'] (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed.

Synonyms

  • sentence
  • condemnation
  • rape conviction
  • final judgment
  • murder conviction
  • robbery conviction
  • final decision

Antonyms

  • acquit
  • approval
  • approbation
  • final decision

Etymology

  • conviction (Anglo-Norman)
  • convictio (Latin)
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