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Her standards of right and wrong were shaken; the wholesale assaults on her ideals left her shocked and unconfident.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "self-reliant, sure of oneself," from Middle French confident, from Latin confidentem (nominative confidens) "firmly trusting, reliant, self-confident, bold, daring," present participle of confidere (see confidence). Related: Confidently.

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