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Syllabification: con·fi·dent
Pronunciation: /ˈkänfədənt

Definition of confident in English:


1Feeling or showing confidence in oneself; self-assured: she was a confident, outgoing girl a confident smile
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  • Before we go out onto the field, he makes everyone so relaxed and confident in their own ability.
  • Instead, he was too trusting, perhaps too confident in his own ability to keep everything together.
  • They refused to be overawed by Brazil, and came out fully confident in their ability to win.
coolheaded, phlegmatic, levelheaded, unperturbed, imperturbable, unruffled, at ease
informal together, can-do
1.1Feeling 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.
sure, certain, positive, convinced, in no doubt, satisfied, assured, persuaded


archaic Back to top  
A confidant.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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'.



Example sentences
  • 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.

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