Part of speech:
(Logic, Math.) A statement or proposition that needs no proof because its truth is obvious, or one that is accepted as true without proof
A desire; inclination; whim
The act of taking for granted:
An inferring, theorizing, or predicting from incomplete or uncertain evidence; guesswork
A conjecture arrived at by guessing.
Favorable reception; approval.
Dependence; trust; confidence in the support of someone or something. Dependence; trust; confidence in the support of someone or something.
A frank admission or acknowledgment.
Reputation for solvency and integrity entitling a person to be trusted in buying or borrowing:
(Eccles.) A small table at the side of the altar for the bread, wine, etc. used in the Eucharistic service
The act of voluntarily agreeing, expressly or by implication, to the terms of an offer, thereby creating a contract. However, if the act modifies or adds to the terms of the offer, it is not an acceptance, but a counteroffer. See also offer. The act of voluntarily agreeing, expressly or by implication, to the terms of an offer, thereby creating a contract. However, if the act modifies or adds to the terms of the offer, it is not an acceptance, but a counteroffer. See also offer. To accept delivery of property or to otherwise agree, expressly or by implication, to become its owner, either in exchange for the performance of a contractual obligation or the completion of an inter vivos gift. See also contract and gift. The receipt of a check or other negotiable instrument by a bank or another drawee.
A strong belief
Firm belief; trust; reliance
An occupation, such as law, medicine, or engineering, that requires considerable training and specialized study.
A strong belief; conviction
Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance:
A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person's responses to and interpretations of situations.
The feeling or state of mind of a person who suspects
In Hegelian philosophy, the initial, least adequate phase of development in dialectic
Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study:
The sense of touch:
Tender or romantic feeling:
The last step in a reasoning process; judgment, decision, or opinion formed after investigation or thought
A legal assumption that something is a fact based upon another proven fact or set thereof. The presumption is given sufficient weight, once established, that an even greater amount of evidence to the contrary would be needed in order to contravene it. It has the effect of shifting the burden of proof or that of producing evidence to the opposing party. See inference. A legal assumption that something is a fact based upon another proven fact or set thereof. The presumption is given sufficient weight, once established, that an even greater amount of evidence to the contrary would be needed in order to contravene it. It has the effect of shifting the burden of proof or that of producing evidence to the opposing party. See inference.
A statement that explains or makes generalizations about a set of facts or principles, usually forming a basis for possible experiments to confirm its viability.
A reason for hope
Something known or learned in this way
A promise or guarantee, an act that inspires confidence.
A monetary amount that a taxpayer is permitted by law or regulation to subtract from income when determining income tax. A monetary amount that a taxpayer is permitted by law or regulation to subtract from income when determining income tax.
An opinion or estimate formed after consideration or deliberation, especially a formal or authoritative decision:
The fact, quality, or state of being certain, especially:
Focus of thought; attention:
An effect produced, as on the mind or senses, by some force or influence
A mathematical statement whose truth can be proved on the basis of a given set of axioms or assumptions.
An inspired guess or presentiment.
A romantic liking or interest:
The act of supposing.
An anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
A speculative idea or plan as to how something might be done
An aim or intention:
The mental position from which things are viewed and judged; point of view
Something conceived in the mind or believed by a group of people; a concept, thought, or belief:
The state of being dependent on another for financial support.
The gist or significance:
A logical conclusion drawn from available facts; the process of arriving at such a conclusion. A logical conclusion drawn from available facts; the process of arriving at such a conclusion.
A specific statement of this kind, accepted by a church
Capable of eliciting belief or trust.
Considered capable of achieving a goal:
(Obs.) Having good financial credit
Arising from or characterized by credulity.
Easily cheated or tricked; credulous
Expressive of disbelief:
Seemingly true, acceptable, etc.
Doubting the fundamental doctrines of religion
Combining disparate elements in one system, especially as in forms of religious observance, philosophical systems, or artistic creations.
Worthy of trust; dependable; reliable
A supporter or follower (of a person, cause, etc.)
A conceding, or granting of the truth, of something
A formal defense or justification.
Abandonment of one's religious faith, a political party, one's principles, or a cause.
A person guilty of apostasy
A basic religious belief held by a group or person
A musical setting for either of these
The followers of such a religion or sect.
A false belief or opinion:
(Archaic) Something taught; a teaching.
A doctrine; tenet; belief
The characteristic and distinguishing attitudes, habits, beliefs, etc. of an individual or of a group
Excessive and unreasonable zeal
(Religion) The tendency to reduce a religion to its most fundamental tenets, based on strict interpretation of core texts.
(--- Bible) One of the first four New Testament books, describing the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and recording his teaching.
A heterodox belief, creed, or teaching.
(Rare) Thinking or theorizing that is of an idealistic, abstract, or impractical nature; fanciful speculation
A belief that can be described by a word ending in -ism.
(Philosophy) The philosophical belief that nothing exists beyond what is physical.
A particular system of principles for the conduct of life
The manner in which a person or thing is placed or posed, or the manner in which parts are arranged [a dog in a sitting position]; specif., any of various customary postures assumed by an individual [the lotus position] or a couple [the missionary position]
A system of philosophy basing knowledge solely on data of sense experience; esp., a system of philosophy, originated by Auguste Comte, based solely upon the scientific study of observable phenomena: it rejects speculation about or the search for ultimate origins
An essential element, constituent, or quality, esp. one that produces a specific effect
The belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers, regarded as creating and governing the universe:
A religious body, especially one that has separated from a larger denomination.
(Archaic) A covenant between humans and God.
An option issued by a company granting the holder the right to buy certain securities, generally common stock, at a specified price and usually for a limited time
A system of values in which central importance is ascribed to work, or purposeful activity, and to qualities of character believed to be promoted by work
To become an apostate
To make known formally or officially; proclaim:
To take up, support, or advocate (some cause, idea, etc.)
To format (a paragraph, for example) so that the lines of text begin and end evenly at a straight margin.
To affirm openly; declare or claim:
To promise to pay or contribute money:
To acknowledge as worthy of appreciation or approval
- Credence suggests mere mental acceptance of something that may have no solid basis in fact See also syn. study at opinion.
- Confidence also suggests such assurance, esp. when based on reason or evidence
- Trust implies assurance, often apparently intuitive, in the reliability of someone or something
- Faith implies complete, unquestioning acceptance of something, esp. something not supported by reason, even in the absence of proof
- Belief , the term of broadest application in this comparison, implies mental acceptance of something as true, even though absolute certainty may be absent
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