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sure

sure

 
 
pronunciation:
shur [or] shuhr
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
part of speech: adjective
inflections: surer, surest
definition 1: free of doubt as to the truth of something; positive.
I am sure that this water is safe to drink.
synonyms:
certain, definite, positive
antonyms:
doubtful
similar words:
absolute, confident, secure
definition 2: certain to be; not possible to avoid.
They are sure winners.
synonyms:
bound
similar words:
doomed
definition 3: steady and without fail; reliable.
She has a sure hold on his arm.Is he a sure friend?
synonyms:
dependable, reliable, secure, steady
similar words:
faithful, firm, good, sound, stable, steadfast
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: (informal) certainly; surely.
It sure is cold today.Sure, you can use my skate board.
similar words:
certainly, surely
derivation: sureness (n.)