Credence and Certainty


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Credence noun – Firm belief in the integrity, ability, effectiveness, or genuineness of someone or something.
Usage example: I'm afraid I don't put much credence in common gossip

Certainty is a synonym for credence in belief topic. In some cases you can use "Certainty" instead a noun "Credence", when it comes to topics like trust.
Nearby Words: credible, credibility, credential
Synonyms for Credence


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Certainty noun – A state of mind in which one is free from doubt.
Credence is a synonym for certainty in positive assurance topic. You can use "Credence" instead a noun "Certainty".
Nearby Words: certain, certainly
Synonyms for Certainty

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less less credence less certainty
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Certainty or Credence. 2016. Accessed September 24, 2021.

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