Definitions of confidence

  1. freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable; "public confidence in the economy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a secret that is confided or entrusted to another; "everyone trusted him with their confidences"; "the priest could not reveal her confidences" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a feeling of trust (in someone or something); "I have confidence in our team"; "confidence is always borrowed, never owned" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a trustful relationship; "he took me into his confidence"; "he betrayed their trust" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The act of confiding, trusting, or putting faith in; trust; reliance; belief; -- formerly followed by of, now commonly by in. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. That in which faith is put or reliance had. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The state of mind characterized by one's reliance on himself, or his circumstances; a feeling of self-sufficiency; such assurance as leads to a feeling of security; self-reliance; -- often with self prefixed. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Private conversation; (pl.) secrets shared; as, there were confidences between them. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Trustful; without fear or suspicion; frank; unreserved. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Having self-reliance; bold; undaunted. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Having an excess of assurance; bold to a fault; dogmatical; impudent; presumptuous. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Giving occasion for confidence. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Belief; reliance; trust; boldness; security; a secret. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Firm trust or belief: self-reliance: firmness: boldness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Firm belief; trust; boldness; self-reliance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Trust; reliance; belief in a person or thing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Assurance; self reliance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Private communication; a secret. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A firm trust; trust in self, or self-reliance; object of trust; assurance of safety; boldness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Trust; reliance; security; boldness; courage. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Firm trust; assured expectation; boldness; impudence; imparting of private matters; thing so imparted; told in c. (as a secret); c. trick, persuading victim to entrust valuables to one as sign of c. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. n. Act of confiding; belief in the reality of a fact or the integrity and veracity of another; —that in which faith is put; trust; —feeling of security; self-reliance; boldness. Cabinet Dictionary
  24. Firm belief of another; trust in his own abilities or fortune; vitious boldness, opposed to modesty; honest boldness, firmness of integrity ; trust in the goodness of another. Complete Dictionary

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