Confidence definition

kŏnfĭ-dəns
(bible) Object of trust: Prov. 3:26
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Belief in one's own abilities; self-confidence.
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Something told as a secret.
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Trust or faith in a person or thing.

We are placing our confidence in you to get the job done.

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Firm belief; trust; reliance.
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The fact of being or feeling certain; assurance.
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Belief in the effectiveness of one's own abilities or in one's favorable acceptance by others; self-confidence.
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A relationship as confidant.

Take me into your confidence.

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The definition of confidence is trust, faith, self-assurance or something told in secret.

An example of confidence is the belief that the sun will rise tomorrow morning.

An example of confidence is a student feeling positive and prepared for a test they are about to take.

An example of confidence is a friend telling you they are pregnant before telling anyone else.

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Of, relating to, or involving a swindle or fraud.

A confidence scheme; a confidence trickster.

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The belief that another will keep a secret; assurance of secrecy.

Told in strict confidence.

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Swindling or used to swindle.
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A trusting relationship.

I took them into my confidence.

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A belief or conviction that an outcome will be favorable.

I have every confidence that we can find a solution.

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Belief in the certainty of something.

The engineers determined with confidence that the ship could withstand heavy seas.

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That which is confided; a secret.

A friend does not betray confidences.

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A feeling of assurance that a confidant will keep a secret.

I am telling you this in strict confidence.

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Self-assurance.
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Expression or feeling of certainty.
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The quality of trusting.
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Information held in secret.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
confidence
Plural:
confidences

Origin of confidence

  • From Middle French confidence, from Latin confidentia > confidere > con- + fidere > fides

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