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Confident vs. Mature

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Confidentadjective

very sure of something; positive

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

Matureadjective

Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.

‘She is quite mature for her age.’;

Confidentadjective

self-confident

Matureadjective

Brought to a state of complete readiness.

‘a mature plan’;

Confidentnoun

obsolete form of confidant

Matureadjective

Profound; careful.

‘The headmaster decided to expel the boy after a mature consideration.’;

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Confidentnoun

See Confidant.

Matureadjective

Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.

Confidentadjective

having or marked by confidence or assurance;

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

Matureverb

To become mature; to ripen.

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’;

Matureverb

(intransitive) To gain experience or wisdom with age.

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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’;

Matureverb

(transitive) To make something mature.

Matureverb

To reach the date when payment is due

Matureadjective

Brought by natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or state, appropriate to its kind; full-grown; ripe.

‘Now is love mature in ear.’; ‘How shall I meet, or how accost, the sage,Unskilled in speech, nor yet mature of age?’;

Matureadjective

Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan.

‘This lies glowing, . . . and is almost mature for the violent breaking out.’;

Matureadjective

Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years.

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Matureadjective

Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.

Matureverb

To bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans.

Matureverb

To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience.

Matureverb

Hence, to become due, as a note.

Matureverb

develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation;

‘He matured fast’; ‘The child grew fast’;

Matureverb

develop and work out fully in one's mind;

‘I need to mature my thoughts’;

Matureverb

become due for repayment;

‘These bonds mature in 2005’;

Matureverb

cause to ripen or develop fully;

‘The sun ripens the fruit’; ‘Age matures a good wine’;

Matureverb

grow old or older;

‘She aged gracefully’; ‘we age every day--what a depressing thought!’; ‘Young men senesce’;

Matureverb

cause to ripen and discharge pus;

‘The oil suppurates the pustules’;

Matureadjective

characteristic of maturity;

‘mature for her age’;

Matureadjective

fully considered and perfected;

‘mature plans’;

Matureadjective

having reached full natural growth or development;

‘a mature cell’;

Matureadjective

fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used;

‘ripe peaches’; ‘full-bodies mature wines’;

Matureadjective

(of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination

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