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American English: /ˈkɑnfədəns/
British English: /ˈkɒnfɪd(ə)ns/

Translation of confidence in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (trust, faith) it doesn't inspire confidence
    no inspira confianza
    confidence in somebody/something
    confianza en alguien/algo
    I have every/the greatest confidence in her
    tengo entera/absoluta confianza en ella
    vote of confidence/no confidence
    voto (masculine) de confianza/censura
    Example sentences
    • It does seem, however, that the loss of certainty about what America stands for is part of a broader sense of despair and loss of confidence in belief and values.
    • But we'll be going there with plenty of confidence in the belief that we can get the result we want.
    • They go to the heart of the public's belief and confidence in the integrity of its public representatives.
    1.2 (self-confidence)
    confianza (feminine) en sí mismo
    seguridad (feminine) en sí mismo
    she's full of/she lacks confidence
    tiene mucha/le falta confianza or seguridad en sí misma
    Example sentences
    • Optimism is the ability to maintain confidence and enthusiasm and view the world positively.
    • His confidence and his ability to keep one step ahead of the questions are masterful.
    • Their confidence and self-assurance is indeed palpable, as is their ability to express themselves uninhibitedly.
  • 2 2.1 uncountable (confidentiality) he took her into his confidence
    se confió a ella
    I'm telling you this in confidence
    te lo digo en confianza
    send applications in confidence to …
    envíe su solicitud a … Se garantiza absoluta reserva or discreción
    in strict/strictest confidence
    con absoluta/la más absoluta reserva
    2.2 countable (secret) they exchanged confidences
    se hicieron confidencias
    Example sentences
    • In that stillness, the vastness of the energy touched deep seeds of consciousness in them as they trusted me with their confidences and secrets.
    • And there are the autobiographical grasses, exposing old secrets and betraying ancient confidences in exchange for sales.
    • The solid looking citizen with the shock of white hair always had the appearance of someone who could be trusted with confidences.
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