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Word of the Day 03/15/20 Confidence

Confidence (noun)
confidence [ kon-fi-duhns ]


noun
1. full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing: We have every confidence in their ability to succeed.
2. belief in oneself and one's powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance: His lack of confidence defeated him.
3. certitude; assurance: He described the situation with such confidence that the audience believed him completely.
4. a secret that is confided or imparted trustfully: The friends exchanged many confidences over the years.
5. (especially in European politics) the wish to retain an incumbent government in office, as shown by a vote in a particular issue: a vote of confidence.
6. presumption; impudence: Her disdainful look crushed the confidence of the brash young man.
7. Archaic. something that gives confidence; ground of trust.

OTHER WORDS FROM CONFIDENCE
hy·per·con·fi·dence, noun
non·con·fi·dence, noun
su·per·con·fi·dence, noun

WORDS RELATED TO CONFIDENCE
certainty, poise, morale, courage, determination, tenacity, spirit, assurance, faith, trust, hope, resoluteness, heart, self-possession, nerve, dash, sureness, grit, presumption, spunk

SYNONYMS FOR CONFIDENCE
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1. faith, reliance, dependence.

SYNONYM STUDY FOR CONFIDENCE
1. See trust. 2. Confidence, assurance both imply a faith in oneself. Confidence may imply trust in oneself or arrogant self-conceit. Assurance implies even more sureness of oneself; this may be shown as undisturbed calm or as offensive boastfulness.

ANTONYMS FOR CONFIDENCE
1. mistrust.

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin confīdentia. See confide, -ence

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