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confidence

[ kon-fi-duhns ]SEE DEFINITION OF confidence
  • nounbelief in oneself
  • nounbelief in something

Synonyms for confidence

  • assurance
  • certainty
  • courage
  • determination
  • morale
  • poise
  • spirit
  • tenacity
  • aplomb
  • backbone
  • boldness
  • brashness
  • cool
  • daring
  • dash
  • elan
  • fearlessness
  • firmness
  • fortitude
  • grit
  • hardihood
  • heart
  • impudence
  • intrepidity
  • mettle
  • nerve
  • pluck
  • presumption
  • reliance
  • resoluteness
  • resolution
  • self-possession
  • self-reliance
  • spunk
  • sureness
  • élan
  • faith in oneself
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Antonyms for confidence

  • doubt
  • fear
  • hesitation
  • irresolution
  • uncertainty
  • weakness
  • cowardice
  • timidity
  • apprehension
  • distrust
  • unconfidence
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONFIDENCE

Yet the old man's confidence in the young man's acumen was invulnerable.

I had no secrets from them (hear, hear), and this confidence was reciprocated on their part.

It was almost impossible to win their confidence, or to get information from them.

She was in his confidence in 1858-9, and he had a great regard for her, which he often expressed to me.

I am deeply impressed with gratitude for the confidence reposed in me.

July 4, 1864, Mr. Disraeli brought forward his motion of "no confidence."

My confidence in you is great, and I am sure it will not be disappointed.

I require your confidence for what I have already said; but I know you have money, and moneyed friends.

I found my new master every way worthy of any confidence I might repose in him.

I look with confidence to her malady as my triumphant vindication.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French confidence or directly from Latin confidentia, from confidentem (nominative confidens) "firmly trusting, bold," present participle of confidere "to have full trust or reliance," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + fidere "to trust" (see faith). For sense of "swindle" see con (adj.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONFIDENCE

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nounpride
  • confidence
  • self-assurance
  • self-confidence
  • self-esteem
  • self-regard
  • self-respect
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