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assured

If you're assured, you act with self-confidence and certainty. An assured candidate is more likely to get a job than a hesitant, doubtful one.

An assured statement is said with conviction, and an assured football team has an advantage over an uncertain one, simply because of their confidence. It can be uncomfortable to be the audience for a nervous performer, but an assured one is a pleasure to watch. The adjective assured comes from the verb assure, with its Old French root, asseurer, "to reassure, calm, or protect."

Definitions of assured
  1. adjective
    marked by assurance; exhibiting confidence
    “she paints with an assured hand”
    Synonyms:
    confident
    having or marked by confidence or assurance
  2. adjective
    characterized by certainty or security
    “a tiny but assured income”
    “we can never have completely assured lives”
    Synonyms:
    secure
    free from danger or risk
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