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1. sure

adjective. ['ˈʃʊr'] having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured.

Synonyms

  • assurance
  • authority
  • convinced
  • positive
  • self-assurance
  • certainty
  • confident
  • self-confidence
  • sureness
  • confidence

Antonyms

  • uncertainty
  • unsure
  • pessimistic
  • unsupportive

Etymology

  • sure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sur (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Sure

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  • inure
  • endure

Example sentences of the word sure


1. Adjective
Make sure to set this amount aside before you spend your money on things that you can do without.

2. Verb, past tense
Make sure the safety stays are in place after placing the weights on.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Make sure you plant the blueberry at the same depth as its nursery container.

Quotes containing the word sure


1. I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

2. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
- Albert Einstein

3. I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..
- Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

2. sure-enough

adjective. (used informally especially for emphasis).

Synonyms

  • honest-to-goodness
  • old
  • honest-to-god
  • genuine

Antonyms

  • unreal
  • insincere
  • false
  • dishonest

3. sure

adjective. ['ˈʃʊr'] exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance.

Synonyms

  • careful

Antonyms

  • indefinite
  • unsealed

Etymology

  • sure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sur (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. sure

adverb. ['ˈʃʊr'] definitely or positively (sure' is sometimes used informally forsurely').

Synonyms

  • surely
  • sure as shooting
  • certainly
  • sure enough
  • for certain

Antonyms

  • confident
  • stand still
  • unbound
  • free

Etymology

  • sure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sur (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. sure

adjective. ['ˈʃʊr'] certain to occur; destined or inevitable.

Synonyms

  • certain
  • in for
  • bound
  • foreordained
  • doomed
  • predestinate
  • destined
  • predestined
  • fated

Antonyms

  • unpredictable
  • destructive
  • negative
  • deniable

Etymology

  • sure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sur (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. sure

adjective. ['ˈʃʊr'] physically secure or dependable.

Antonyms

  • disadvantageous

Etymology

  • sure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sur (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

7. sure

adjective. ['ˈʃʊr'] reliable in operation or effect.

Synonyms

  • reliable
  • dependable

Antonyms

  • unreliable
  • diffident
  • uncharged

Etymology

  • sure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sur (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

8. sure

adjective. ['ˈʃʊr'] impossible to doubt or dispute.

Synonyms

  • certain

Antonyms

  • certain
  • neutral

Etymology

  • sure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sur (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

9. sure

adjective. ['ˈʃʊr'] certain not to fail.

Antonyms

  • informal

Etymology

  • sure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sur (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

10. sure

adjective. ['ˈʃʊr'] infallible or unfailing.

Antonyms

  • minus

Etymology

  • sure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sur (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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