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I think I have known this word before, but it has completely slipped my mind. It will be a bit hard to tell you what word I'm talking about, but I will try as good as I can.

Consider these sentences

I'm your older brother, it is obvious that I will kick your ass.

Now, the sentence I want to use doesn't use an adjective where obvious is placed. It uses a noun.

I'm your older brother, it is a/an (...) that I will kick your ass.

I'm going to give an example of this with words that I know exist.

I'm your older brother, it is inevitable that I will kick your ass.

But the sentence I want is-

I'm your older brother, it is an inevitability that I will kick your ass.

So, I want the noun, not the adjective. I don't think there is a noun form of obvious, though I don't need that either. I just need a noun that fits my description.

Hopefully this wasn't too complicated, but I often struggle to illustrate what I'm talking about when it comes these kinds of questions.

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    In case it helps your search, consider foregone conclusion or certainty – Jim Mack May 10 '18 at 18:58
  • @JimMack That means exactly what I'm talking about! Only I was looking for a single word, but I'm heavily considering this option, as it works quite well. But if there's a single word that means this, that would be best, as it would make the sentence flow better. At least in my opinion, but many thanks! – A. Kvåle May 10 '18 at 19:01
  • @JimMack You should make your comment an answer, because I was actually looking for exactly the word "certainty". Thank you very much for a quick reply. – A. Kvåle May 10 '18 at 19:11
  • In colloquial terms it’s a given – Jim May 10 '18 at 19:50
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    Thomas Jefferson would hold "these truths" to be self-evident. – user662852 May 10 '18 at 19:56
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A phrase that fits would be foregone conclusion, which also has the definition certainty. (M/W)

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"it's a fact" comes to mind.

I'm your older brother, it is a fact that I will kick your ass.

  • fact (noun) - "a thing that is indisputably the case."

Of course it would sound more categorical if you placed an adjective before "fact"

"I'm your older brother, it is an unmistakable fact that I will kick your ass."

  • Every time I hear the word facts I can’t help but think of Kellyanne Conway’s alternative facts! – k1eran May 12 '18 at 16:01
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    @k1eran She was a laughing stock. – Centaurus May 13 '18 at 2:11

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