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Noun: confidence  kón-fi-dun(t)s
  1. Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
    "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "his self-confidence in his superiority did not make him popular";
    - assurance, self-assurance, self-confidence, authority, sureness
     
  2. A feeling of trust (in someone or something)
    "I have confidence in our team"; "confidence is always borrowed, never owned"
     
  3. A state of confident hopefulness that events will be favourable
    "public confidence in the economy"
     
  4. A trustful relationship
    "he took me into his confidence";
    - trust
     
  5. A secret that is confided or entrusted to another
    "everyone trusted him with their confidences"; "the priest could not reveal her confidences"

Derived forms: confidences

See also: certain, confident, diffident, incertain [non-standard], shy, sure, timid, uncertain, unsure

Type of: certainty, friendly relationship, friendship, hopefulness, mateship [Austral, NZ], secret, security

Antonym: diffidence

Encyclopedia: Confidence, Iowa