Origin of confidantFrench confident (fem. confidente) from Classical Latin confidens, present participle of confidere, confide
The definition of a confidant is a friend who you can trust, who you tell secrets.
An example of a confidant is a friend who you’ve known your whole life that you can tell anything.
- One to whom secrets or private matters are disclosed.
- A character in a drama or fiction, such as a trusted friend or servant, who serves as a device for revealing the inner thoughts or intentions of a main character.
Origin of confidantFrench confident from Italian confidente from Latin cōnfīdēns cōnfīdent- present participle of cōnfīdere to rely on ; see confide .
- a person in whom one can confide or share one's secrets: a friend
- In London he became Pip's intimate confidant.
- Determined to make his way in this "new Promised Land," the young adventurer contrived to secure the protection of Kristoffer Gabel, the king's confidant, and in 1663 was appointed the royal librarian.
- Ancus Marcius is merely a duplicate of Numa, as is shown by his second name, Numa Marcius, the confidant and pontifex of Numa, being no other than Numa Pompilius himself, represented as priest.
- His governor, Marshal D'Ornano, was arrested by Richelieu's orders, and then his confidant, Henri de Talleyrand, marquis de Chalais and Vendome, the natural sons of Henry IV.
- For ten years, from 1812 onward, Gentz was in closest touch with all the great affairs of European history, the assistant, confidant, and adviser of Metternich.