reassurance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Morphologically reassure +‎ -ance.

Noun[edit]

reassurance (countable and uncountable, plural reassurances)

  1. The feeling of being reassured, of having confidence restored, of having apprehensions dispelled.
  2. The act of confirming someone's opinion or impression.
    • 2017 June 11, “DUP leader hails 'good progress' with Theresa May”, in The Scotsman[1]:
      "The PM’s private reassurances are worthless given her track record of u-turns [...]."
  3. (law, insurance) Reinsurance.