assurance, n. 1. assertion, affirmation, averment, asseveration, profession, protestation, avouchment, declaration, statement.
2. pledge, promise, vow, oath, word of honor; guaranty, guarantee, warrant, warranty, contract, bond, security, surety; attestation, Obs. vouch, certification, confirmation, corroboration; testimony, Law. deposition, evidence, proof.
3. confidence, reassurance, reassurement, freedom from doubt, certainty, certitude; belief, conviction, persuasion, credence, faith, trust, reliance, dependence; security, secureness, assuredness, sureness.
4. self-confidence, self-possession, self-assurance, aplomb, poise; coolness, calmness, collectedness, composure, equanimity, self-control, restraint; courage, strength, fortitude, hardihood, spirit, pluck, SI. guts; bravery, valor, intrepidity, intrepidness, daring, audacity, boldness, heroism, gallantry.
5. impudence, effrontery, gall, Inf. cheek, insolence, brashness, rudeness, SI. lip, back talk, Inf. sass, SI. mouth; impertinence, sauciness, Inf. sauce, pertness, Inf. nerve, audacity; boldness, Inf face, presumption, presumptuousness, forwardness. Inf. freshness; selfassertiveness, chutzpah, bumptiousness, brazenness, brassiness, assertiveness, aggressiveness, Inf. pushiness; overbearingness, domineeringness, Inf. bossiness; arrogance, overconfidence, cocksureness; front, haughtiness, self-importance. assure, v. 1. assert, affirm, aver, asseverate, avouch, declare; state, inform, tell.
2. pledge, promise, vow, give one's word; guarantee, attest to, vouch for, certify, warrant; ensure, insure, make sure or certain, confirm, corroborate, make firm, stabilize, settle; secure, clinch, clench, SI. cinch, seal, complete, consummate.
3. reassure, free from doubt, give confidence to, encourage; hearten, embolden, inspirit, strengthen, enliven, give [s.o.] a boost, SI. give [s.o.] a shot in the arm, lift or raise [s.o.'s] spirits, gladden; cheer up, comfort, soothe, pacify, calm, solace, console, make [s.o.] feel better; relieve, mitigate, alleviate, palliate, assuage, ease, lessen, lighten. assured, adj. 1. guaranteed, sure, certain, secure, reliable, dependable, trustworthy, unfailing; definite, positive, absolute, infallible, unerring, inerrable; indubitable, undoubtable, unquestionable, indisputable.
2. confident, self-confident, self-possessed, sure of oneself, steady, unwavering, unhesitating, unflinching, unblinking; in control, self-controlled.
3. impudent, insolent, Inf. cheeky, brash, rude; impertinent, saucy, pert; bold, audacious, Inf nervy, presumptuous, forward, Inf. fresh; self-assertive, bumptious, brazen, brassy, assertive, aggressive, Inf. pushy; overbearing, domineering, Inf. bossy, authoritarian; arrogant, overconfident, cocksure, haughty, self-important. assuredly, adv. 1. certainly, surely, definitely, no doubt, absolutely, positively; indubitably, without a doubt, doubtless, unquestionably, indisputably; truly, in truth, Archaic, in troth, actually, really; indeed, of course, to be sure, certes; infallibly, unerringly, inerra-bly; unfailingly, reliably, dependably; exactly, precisely, just so.
2. confidently, self-confidently, with surety, steadily, firmly; unwaveringly, unhesitatingly, unflinchingly, controllably, authoritatively. astir, adj. 1. moving, in motion, about; in circulation, abroach; active, stirring, bustling, lively.
2. roused, out of bed, unconfined, Med. ambulatory, Med. ambulant, walking, afoot, up and around, up and about.
astonish, v. amaze, astound, surprise, dumbfound,