Definition of confident in English:


Line breaks: con|fi¦dent
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒnfɪd(ə)nt


  • 2Feeling or showing certainty about something: this time they’re confident of a happy ending I am not very confident about tonight’s game
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    • He was certainly very confident that there were places where autism could be treated.
    • If he is confident of a positive response from his squad then the fun is set to begin for United fans.
    • While it is too early to record any positive results yet, Pam is quietly confident that it will help.
    optimistic, hopeful, sanguine; sure, certain, positive, convinced, in no doubt, unshakeable in one's belief, secure in one's belief, easy in one's mind, satisfied, assured, persuaded; (be confident) have no doubt, not question, hold the unwavering view


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  • A confidant.
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    • His parents were his closest confidents and friends in a sense, but they were still his parents.
    • The fact is (and this would be an interesting subject for a later post) it really seems like most great artistic products are the broadcasts of a cabal: the proceedings of a small group of confidents exposed to a wide audience.
    • It was now that I began to realize that those whom I had been great friends with during elementary were slowly dropping from my side, joining new confidents like the skaters or the Goths.



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  • He certainly speaks less confidently about developments in the pre-Conquest period.
  • Parents also called for the tools and information to be able to confidently talk to their families about drug issues.
  • As he does his rounds he talks to people constantly, using their first names and talking softly and confidently.


late 16th century: from French confident(e), from Italian confidente, from Latin confident- 'having full trust', from the verb confidere, from con- (expressing intensive force) + fidere 'trust'.

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