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CERTAIN adjective

Definition of certain (adjective)

  1. definite but not specified or identified
    • "set aside a certain sum each week"; "to a certain degree"; "certain breeds do not make good pets"; "certain members have not paid their dues"; "a certain popular teacher"; "a certain Mrs. Jones"
  2. having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured
    • "felt certain of success"; "was sure (or certain) she had seen it"; "was very sure in his beliefs"; "sure of her friends"
    • synonyms: sure
    • antonym: incertain
  3. established beyond doubt or question; definitely known
    • "what is certain is that every effect must have a cause"; "it is certain that they were on the bus"; "his fate is certain"; "the date for the invasion is certain"
    • antonym: uncertain
  4. certain to occur; destined or inevitable
    • "he was certain to fail"; "his fate is certain"; "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- Benjamin Franklin; "he faced certain death"; "sudden but sure regret"; "he is sure to win"
    • synonyms: sure
    • antonym: uncertain
  5. established irrevocably
  6. reliable in operation or effect
    • "a quick and certain remedy"; "a sure way to distinguish the two"; "wood dust is a sure sign of termites"
    • synonyms: sure
  7. exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance
    • "be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through"; "be sure to lock the doors"
    • synonyms: sure
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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