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Confident vs. Confidence

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Confidentadjective

very sure of something; positive

‘I'm pretty confident that she's not lying, she's acting normally.’;

Confidencenoun

Self-assurance.

Confidentadjective

self-confident

Confidencenoun

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

Confidentnoun

obsolete form of confidant

Confidencenoun

Information held in secret.

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Confidentnoun

See Confidant.

Confidencenoun

(dated) Boldness; presumption.

Confidentadjective

having or marked by confidence or assurance;

‘a confident speaker’; ‘a confident reply’; ‘his manner is more confident these days’; ‘confident of fulfillment’;

Confidencenoun

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

‘Society is built upon trust, and trust upon confidence of one another's integrity.’; ‘A cheerful confidence in the mercy of God.’;

Confidentadjective

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’;

Confidencenoun

That in which faith is put or reliance had.

‘The Lord shall be thy confidence.’;

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Confidentadjective

not liable to error in judgment or action;

‘most surefooted of the statesmen who dealt with the depression’; ‘demonstrates a surefooted storytelling talent’;

Confidencenoun

Trustful; without fear or suspicion; frank; unreserved.

‘Be confident to speak, Northumberland;We three are but thyself.’;

Confidencenoun

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.

‘Your wisdom is consumed in confidence;Do not go forth to-day.’; ‘But confidence then bore thee on secureEither to meet no danger, or to findMatter of glorious trial.’;

Confidencenoun

Having self-reliance; bold; undaunted.

‘As confident as is the falcon's flightAgainst a bird, do I with Mowbray fight.’;

Confidencenoun

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

‘Sir, I desire some confidence with you.’; ‘I am confident that very much be done.’;

Confidencenoun

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

‘The fool rageth and is confident.’;

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Confidencenoun

Giving occasion for confidence.

‘The cause was more confident than the event was prosperous.’;

Confidencenoun

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’;

Confidencenoun

a feeling of trust (in someone or something);

‘I have confidence in our team’; ‘confidence is always borrowed, never owned’;

Confidencenoun

a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable;

‘public confidence in the economy’;

Confidencenoun

a trustful relationship;

‘he took me into his confidence’; ‘he betrayed their trust’;

Confidencenoun

a secret that is confided or entrusted to another;

‘everyone trusted him with their confidences’; ‘the priest could not reveal her confidences’;

Confidencenoun

the feeling or belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or something

‘we had every confidence in the staff’; ‘he had gained the young man's confidence’;

Confidencenoun

the state of feeling certain about the truth of something

‘I can say with confidence that I have never before driven up this street’;

Confidencenoun

a feeling of self-assurance arising from an appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities

‘he would walk up those steps with a confidence he didn't feel’; ‘she's brimming with confidence’;

Confidencenoun

the telling of private matters or secrets with mutual trust

‘someone with whom you may raise your suspicions in confidence’;

Confidencenoun

a secret or private matter told to someone under a condition of trust

‘the girls exchanged confidences about their parents’;

Confidence

Confidence is a state of being clear-headed either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct or that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective. Confidence comes from a Latin word 'fidere' which means therefore, having self-confidence is having trust in one's self.

‘to trust’;

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