Translation of confidence in Spanish:

confidence

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːnfədəns; ˈkɒnfɪdəns/

n

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (trust, faith) confianza (feminine) it doesn't inspire confidence no inspira confianza confidence in sb/sth confianza en algn/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
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    • 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 (f) en sí mismo, seguridad (f) en sí mismo she's full of/she lacks confidence tiene mucha/le falta confianza or seguridad en sí misma
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    • 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/no numerable (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/numerable (secret) confidencia (feminine) they exchanged confidences se hicieron confidencias
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    • 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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