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assurance

as·sur·ance

assurance

 
 
pronunciation:
shuhr ns
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an assertion meant to instill confidence.
The doctor's assurances made the patient less apprehensive about the surgery.
similar words:
affirmation, assertion, profession, promise, statement
definition 2: a pledge, promise, or guarantee.
He said he'd think about it, but he gave me no assurance that he would lend me the money.
synonyms:
guarantee, pledge, promise, warrant
similar words:
earnest, guaranty, oath, seal, vow, word
definition 3: freedom from doubt or timidity; self-confidence.
synonyms:
aplomb, certainty, confidence, self-confidence, sureness
antonyms:
hesitation, self-doubt, uncertainty
similar words:
composure, conviction, faith, poise, security, self-possession, trust
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