V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a firmly held belief; 2. firmness of belief or opinion; 3. a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

Synonyms: belief, opinion, confidence, certitude, certainty, condemnation, sentencing, penalty

Antonyms: uncertainty, doubt, dubiety

Tips: Think of the word convince. When you are "convincing" someone, you are trying to change that person's mind, or "conviction." If you do something with conviction, you do it with confidence and certitude.

Usage Examples:

His conviction in the business' success was so strong, he was willing to go into debt in order to create the product. (belief, confidence)

He would not make a good CEO because he has a hard time making decisions and generally leads without conviction. (certitude, confidence)

My conviction that this is a good idea cannot be changed. (belief, opinion)

He was clearly guilty, and his conviction came as no surprise. (sentencing)

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