Noun: confidence kón-fi-dun(t)s
- 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
- A feeling of trust (in someone or something)
"I have confidence in our team"; "confidence is always borrowed, never owned"
- A state of confident hopefulness that events will be favourable
"public confidence in the economy"
- A trustful relationship
"he took me into his confidence";
- 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
Encyclopedia: Confidence, Iowa