Definition of Confidence

1. Noun. Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities. "She spoke with authority"




2. Noun. A feeling of trust (in someone or something). "Confidence is always borrowed, never owned"
Generic synonyms: Security
Attributes: Confident, Diffident, Shy, Timid, Unsure
Derivative terms: Confidential
Antonyms: Diffidence

3. Noun. A state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable. "Public confidence in the economy"
Generic synonyms: Hopefulness
Derivative terms: Confident

4. Noun. A trustful relationship. "He betrayed their trust"
Exact synonyms: Trust
Generic synonyms: Friendly Relationship, Friendship
Derivative terms: Confide, Confidential, Trust, Trusty

5. Noun. A secret that is confided or entrusted to another. "The priest could not reveal her confidences"
Generic synonyms: Secret
Derivative terms: Confide, Confidential

Definition of Confidence

1. n. The act of confiding, trusting, or putting faith in; trust; reliance; belief; -- formerly followed by of, now commonly by in.

Definition of Confidence

1. Noun. Self-assurance. ¹

2. Noun. Expression or feeling of certainty. ¹

3. Noun. The quality of trusting. ¹

4. Noun. Information held in secret. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Confidence

1. [n -S]

Confidence Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Confidence Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Confidence

confessory
confessour
confessours
confest
confestly
confetti
confetto
confidable
confidant
confidante
confidantes
confidants
confide
confided
confidee
confidence (current term)
confidence artist
confidence game
confidence games
confidence interval
confidence intervals
confidence level
confidence limits
confidence man
confidence men
confidence trick
confidence trickster
confidence tricksters
confidences
confident

Literary usage of Confidence

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"IN a. firm, though cautious tone, Elinor thus began— " I should be undeserving of the confidence you have honoured me with, if I felt no desire for its ..."

2. Current Issues in Statistical Inference: Essays in Honor of D. Basu by Dev Basu, Malay Ghosh, Pramod K. Pathak (1992)
"Introduction The development of conditional inference, in particular that based on confidence sets, has followed many paths. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Confidence

Search for Confidence on Dictionary.com!Search for Confidence on Thesaurus.com!Search for Confidence on Google!Search for Confidence on Wikipedia!

Search