Origin of Confident
From Middle French confident, from Latin confidens (“confident, i.e. self-confident, in good or bad sense, bold, daring, audacious, impudent”), present participle of confidere (“to trust fully, confide”); see confide.
Latin cōnfīdēns cōnfīdent- present participle of cōnfīdere to rely on confide
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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