assured [uh-shoo rd, uh-shurd] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for assured on adjective

  1. guaranteed; sure; certain; secure: an assured income.
  2. bold; confident; authoritative: His art was both assured and facile.
  3. boldly presumptuous.
  4. Chiefly British. insured, as against loss.


  1. Insurance.
    1. the beneficiary under a policy.
    2. the person whose life or property is covered by a policy.

Origin of assured Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at assure, -ed2 Related formsas·sur·ed·ly [uh-shoo r-id-lee, uh-shur-] /əˈʃʊər ɪd li, əˈʃɜr-/, adverbas·sur·ed·ness, nouno·ver·as·sured, adjectiveo·ver·as·sur·ed·ly, adverbo·ver·as·sur·ed·ness, nounun·as·sured, adjectiveun·as·sur·ed·ly, adverbun·as·sur·ed·ness, nounwell-as·sured, adjective Related Words for unassured afraid, unsure, hesitant, touchy, shaky, apprehensive, anxious, uptight, troubled, prudent, simple, humble, quiet, unassuming, moderate, reticent, wary, cautious, diffident, demure Examples from the Web for unassured Historical Examples of unassured

  • Failure was instinct in her, in her faded colouring and eager, unassured manner.

    Regiment of Women

    Clemence Dane

  • When the answer came, it was strangely deprecatory, uncertain, unassured.


    Richard Harding Davis

  • If she were worth her salt she would have too much pride to be intimate with a youth in your unassured position, to say no worse.

    Two on a Tower

    Thomas Hardy

  • The sun still shone in heaven, and still Edward’s conquest was unassured.

    The Last Of The Barons, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • It recalled to her the ways of his pathetic youth, his youth that obscurity made wild and shy and unassured.

    The Divine Fire

    May Sinclair

  • British Dictionary definitions for unassured assured adjective

    1. made certain; sure; guaranteed
    2. self-assured
    3. mainly British insured, esp by a life assurance policy


    1. mainly British
      1. the beneficiary under a life assurance policy
      2. the person whose life is insured

    Derived Formsassuredly (əˈʃʊərɪdlɪ), adverbassuredness, noun Word Origin and History for unassured assured adj.

    of persons, “confident, self-assured,” late 14c., past participle adjective from assure. Related: Assuredly; assuredness.

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