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FOR SURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does for sure mean? 

FOR SURE (adjective)
  The adjective FOR SURE has 1 sense:

1. not open to doubt

  Familiarity information: FOR SURE used as an adjective is very rare.


FOR SURE (adverb)
  The adverb FOR SURE has 1 sense:

1. definitely or positively ('sure' is sometimes used informally for 'surely')

  Familiarity information: FOR SURE used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOR SURE (adjective)


Sense 1for sure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not open to doubt

Context example:

she wanted to go; that was for sure

Similar:

unquestionable (incapable of being questioned)


FOR SURE (adverb)


Sense 1for sure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Definitely or positively ('sure' is sometimes used informally for 'surely')

Synonyms:

certainly; for certain; for sure; sure; sure as shooting; surely; sure enough

Context examples:

the results are surely encouraging / she certainly is a hard worker / it's going to be a good day for sure / they are coming, for certain / they thought he had been killed sure enough / he'll win sure as shooting / they sure smell good / sure he'll come

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


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