Sure of oneself



Self-confident, as in Now that Mary’s graduated she’s much more sure of herself. This expression uses sure in the sense of “confident” or “secure,” a usage dating from the mid-1400s.

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  • Surer

    adjective, surer, surest. 1. free from doubt as to the reliability, character, action, etc., of something: to be sure of one’s data. 2. confident, as of something expected: sure of success. 3. convinced, fully persuaded, or positive: to be sure of a person’s guilt. 4. assured or certain beyond question: a sure victory. 5. worthy […]

  • Surest

    adjective, surer, surest. 1. free from doubt as to the reliability, character, action, etc., of something: to be sure of one’s data. 2. confident, as of something expected: sure of success. 3. convinced, fully persuaded, or positive: to be sure of a person’s guilt. 4. assured or certain beyond question: a sure victory. 5. worthy […]



  • Surete

    noun 1. la [lah] /lɑ/ (Show IPA) the criminal investigation department of the French government.

  • Sure-thing

    noun 1. something that is or is supposed to be a certain success, as a bet or a business venture: He thinks that real estate is a sure thing. 2. something assured; certainty: It’s a sure thing that he’ll refuse to cooperate. interjection 3. surely; for sure; O.K. adverb 1. (sentence substitute) (mainly US) all […]



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