Confident vs. Confidence

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  • Confident (adjective)

    very sure of something; positive

    "I'm pretty confident that she's not lying, she's acting normally."

  • Confident (adjective)


  • Confident (noun)

    obsolete form of confidant

  • Confidence (noun)


  • Confidence (noun)

    A feeling of certainty; firm trust or belief; faith.

  • Confidence (noun)

    Information held in secret.

  • Confidence (noun)

    Boldness; presumption.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Confident (noun)

    See Confidant.

  • Confidence (noun)

    The act of confiding, trusting, or putting faith in; trust; reliance; belief; - formerly followed by of, now commonly by in.

  • Confidence (noun)

    That in which faith is put or reliance had.

  • Confidence (noun)

    Trustful; without fear or suspicion; frank; unreserved.

  • Confidence (noun)

    The state of mind characterized by one's reliance on himself, or his circumstances; a feeling of self-sufficiency; such assurance as leads to a feeling of security; self-reliance; - often with self prefixed.

  • Confidence (noun)

    Having self-reliance; bold; undaunted.

  • Confidence (noun)

    Private conversation; (pl.) secrets shared; as, there were confidences between them.

  • Confidence (noun)

    Having an excess of assurance; bold to a fault; dogmatical; impudent; presumptuous.

  • Confidence (noun)

    Giving occasion for confidence.

Webster Dictionary
  • Confident (adjective)

    having or marked by confidence or assurance;

    "a confident speaker"

    "a confident reply"

    "his manner is more confident these days"

    "confident of fulfillment"

  • Confident (adjective)

    persuaded of; very sure;

    "were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join"

    "I am positive he is lying"

    "was confident he would win"

  • Confident (adjective)

    not liable to error in judgment or action;

    "most surefooted of the statesmen who dealt with the depression"

    "demonstrates a surefooted storytelling talent"

  • Confidence (noun)

    freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities;

    "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"

    "after that failure he lost his confidence"

    "she spoke with authority"

  • Confidence (noun)

    a feeling of trust (in someone or something);

    "I have confidence in our team"

    "confidence is always borrowed, never owned"

  • Confidence (noun)

    a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable;

    "public confidence in the economy"

  • Confidence (noun)

    a trustful relationship;

    "he took me into his confidence"

    "he betrayed their trust"

  • Confidence (noun)

    a secret that is confided or entrusted to another;

    "everyone trusted him with their confidences"

    "the priest could not reveal her confidences"

Princeton's WordNet

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