1. Having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty;
    Confident and assured (synset 300337729)
    "felt certain of success"; "was sure (or certain) she had seen it"; "was very sure in his beliefs"; "sure of her friends"
  2. Exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance (synset 300310538)
    "be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through"; "be sure to lock the doors"
  3. Certain to occur;
    Destined or inevitable (synset 300341137)
    "he was certain to fail"; "his fate is certain"; "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"; "he faced certain death"; "sudden but sure regret"; "he is sure to win"
  4. Physically secure or dependable (synset 302101913)
    "a sure footing"; "was on sure ground"
  5. Reliable in operation or effect (synset 300727841)
    "a quick and certain remedy"; "a sure way to distinguish the two"; "wood dust is a sure sign of termites"
  6. (of persons) worthy of trust or confidence (synset 302475203)
    "a sure (or trusted) friend"
  7. Infallible or unfailing (synset 302470814)
    "a sure (or true) sign of one's commitment"
  8. Certain not to fail (synset 302310503)
    "a sure hand on the throttle"
  9. Impossible to doubt or dispute (synset 300336793)
    "indisputable (or sure) proof"
  1. Definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely') (synset 400145758)
    "the results are surely encouraging"; "she certainly is a hard worker"; "it's going to be a good day for sure"; "they are coming, for certain"; "they thought he had been killed sure enough"; "he'll win sure as shooting"; "they sure smell good"; "sure he'll come"

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