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Put your foot down, and the car plows forward with the confidence of internal combustion.

Men, on the other hand, generally tend not to suffer such qualms and, as a result, seem more willing to aspire to challenging positions, with the hope and confidence that they will grow into the job.

From Quartz

He was alternately starting and coming off the bench, and whether it was his role or his confidence or something else entirely, things just … weren’t clicking.

If their confidence wavers, they’ll pull their money out and stop using the bank.

From Fortune

As confidence in government decays because of mismanaged pandemic responses, trust will likely shift to the local level.

But locals there say any money deposited is thrown into an unlocked cupboard behind the tellers, hardly inspiring confidence.

For his part, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has expressed his “full confidence” in Representative Scalise.

What designer West lacks in productivity, he more than makes up for in pure, unadulterated confidence and blind anger.

The FARC has a long way to go to win the confidence of the Colombian people.

Mailer would argue, for example, that timidity does more harm to the novelist than donning a mask of extreme self-confidence.

With childlike confidence he follows the advice of some more or less honest dealer.

We have been in the profession some years, Mr. Pickwick, and have been honoured with the confidence of many excellent clients.

She embraced Otteline; and gave him her hand to kiss, with repeated expressions of future confidence in the husband of her friend.

Her work is full of life and strength, and her touch shows her confidence in herself and her technical knowledge.

Not more than one adult worker in ten—so at least it might with confidence be estimated—is employed on necessary things.


On this page you'll find 133 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to confidence, such as: assurance, certainty, courage, determination, morale, and poise.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.