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confidences

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

Synonyms for confidences

  • 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 confidences

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

Then he dropped to a seat on the couch, and proceeded to make his confidences to the magnate.

He had smiled at Temple's confidences—when Betty was at hand—to be watched and guarded.

Henriette had listened to her confidences with a very grave face.

She enjoyed taking them aside to hear their confidences about their lovers.

He did not speak, fearing to disturb her, but awaited her confidences in silence.

But no, every instinct in my nature tells me that I don't bore you by my confidences.

It was a time for confidences, and the wily Mrs. Dunn realized that fact.

And these base fears and confidences originate in ignorance and uninstructedness?

Tremayne was in a mood for confidences, and Sir Terence was his friend.

All I ask, all I stipulate for, is that you make no confidences, ask no advice from any quarter.

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.).