Smart Words of the English Language

These english synonyms and antonyms for words used in writing has been arranged by categories. For each word (certain, clear, obvious, sure, questionable, uncertain, doubtful, surely, in fact, really, ...) you will find about 10 to 40 synonyms. Antonyms are included in the sense, that the words consists mostly of pairs which have the opposite meaning.

Synonyms for Certain

certain Meaning of these synonyms: impossible to avoid or evade
Example sentence: What is certain is that every effect must have a cause

assured clear confident of course
definite determined distinct inescapable inevitable
by all means obvious positive proved right on
safebet sure unavoidable undoubted without fail

Synonyms for Really

really Meaning of these synonyms: In actual truth or fact / in accordance with fact or reality
Example: I hate to bring up this topic at this time, but I think we really need to talk about it.

actually Example sentence: The students blank expression showed how apathetic he actually was.
by all means beyond doubt categorically
certainly de facto definitely easily factually
for real genuinely honestly indeed indubitably
in fact legitimately literally no ifs ands or buts nothing else but
of course positively precisely surely
truly Example sentence: We are truly sorry for the inconvenience.
undoubtedly unquestionably verily very well

Synonyms for Questionable

questionable Meaning of these synonyms: Characterized by indecision; Not known or established
Example: 'It is power that can often be misused - as when an obscure lieutenant colonel can bark at a Pentagon general, commanding him to do something questionable 'because the White House wants it done''(John Hughes)

ambivalent arguable debatable doubtful
dubious farfetched improbable inconclusive indecisive
indefinite irresolute moot noncommittal on the fence
open problematic suspicious uncertain unconvinced
undecided unproven unresolved unsure




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