Surer vs Usurer - What's the difference?
As a verb surer
As a noun usurer is
a person who loans money to others and charges interest, particularly at an illegal, exorbitant, or unfair rate.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Physically secure and certain, non-failing, reliable.
Certain in one's knowledge or belief.
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Certain to act or be a specified way.
(obsolete) Free from danger; safe; secure.
(obsolete) Betrothed; engaged to marry.
* Sir T. More
- Fear not; the forest is not three leagues off; / If we recover that we are sure enough.
- The king was sure to Dame Elizabeth Lucy, and her husband before God.
- I presume that you had been sure as fast as faith could bind you, man and wife.
* for sure
* sure up
- Sure he's coming! Why wouldn't he?
- "Did you kill that bear yourself? ?"I sure did!"
* Often proscribed in favor of surely. May be informal.
* certainly, of course, OK, yes
* 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology , Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988
A person who loans money to others and charges interest, particularly at an illegal, exorbitant, or unfair rate.
* 1936 , , Gone with the Wind , chapter XLIII
(rare) Specifically, a male usurer.
- "You can go to the Carpetbag usurers if you want money."
* loan shark