Confident meaning

kŏn'fĭ-dənt
The definition of confident is to be certain about something or feeling sure of yourself and your abilities.

An example of confident is the way an expert public speaker feels going before a crowd.

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Trustful; confiding.
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Feeling or showing certainty, as of success.

Was confident that the venture would be profitable.

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Feeling or showing confidence in oneself; self-assured.

A confident driver.

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Full of confidence.
  • Assured; certain.
    confident of victory.
  • Sure of oneself; self-confident; bold.
    A confident manner.
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Very sure of something; positive.

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

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I was impressed by this confidence at such a young age.

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Obsolete form of confidant.

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Confiding; trustful.
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Origin of confident

  • Latin cōnfīdēns cōnfīdent- present participle of cōnfīdere to rely on confide
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 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.
    From Wiktionary