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People put their money in a bank only because they are very confident that they can get it back if needed.

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Whether you’re a novice looking to buff up redeye-making skills or confident making a macchiato, most machines will be able to meet you where you are.

When the testing was over, many recruits said they had been confident they heard a true difference between sick and healthy coughs and sneezes.

The customer made it clear that if we couldn’t develop this capability they’d be less confident in our product.

By the time we had enough years of data to actually test the hypotheses and put out studies that we’re really confident in, there was a really established “Ban the Box” lobby.

Farenthold denies all the allegations and is confident that he will “be cleared of any wrongdoing.”

Somebody else suggests that the evidence is precarious, coming as it does from victims who might not make confident witnesses.

Yet Lohse is confident that the reader will take his actions as the fruits of selfless moral courage.

The friendly aura vanished, her eyes dead, voice robotic and confident she was correct.

They were confident that there would be more votes for it next year.

Things looked anxious for a bit, but by this morning's dawn all are dug in, cool, confident.

Very trim and strong, and confident he looked, with the glow of youth in his cheeks, and the spark of happiness in his gray eyes.

Each day he was sending serenely confident telegrams to Calcutta and receiving equally reassuring ones from a fatuous Viceroy.

So did my versatile friend, joyously confident in his powers, start on his glorious career as a private detective.

But her sympathy, and her confident belief that Alessandro might yet be found, gave unspeakable cheer to Felipe.


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The adjective confident emphasizes the strength of the belief or the certainty of expectation felt. Positive implies emphatic certainty, which may even become overconfidence or dogmatism. Certain suggests that there are definite reasons that have freed one from doubt. Sure, the simplest and most general term, expresses mere absence of doubt. 

On this page you'll find 105 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to confident, such as: assured, certain, convinced, positive, sure, and secure.

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