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assurance

as·sur·ance

assurance

 
 
pronunciation:
shuhr ns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a statement meant to give confidence.
The nurse's assurances calmed the patient.
similar words:
profession, promise, statement
definition 2: a condition of being sure or sure of oneself.
There is no assurance that the criminal will be caught.
synonyms:
certainty, confidence, self-confidence, sureness
antonyms:
hesitation
similar words:
composure, conviction, faith, poise, security, trust