Definition of Confidant

1. Noun. Someone to whom private matters are confided.

Exact synonyms: Intimate
Specialized synonyms: Confidante, Repository, Secretary
Generic synonyms: Friend
Derivative terms: Confide



Definition of Confidant

1. n. masc. One to whom secrets, especially those relating to affairs of love, are confided or intrusted; a confidential or bosom friend.

Definition of Confidant

1. Noun. a person in whom one can confide or share one's secrets: a friend ¹

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Definition of Confidant

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Confidant

confessions
confessor
confessoress
confessoresses
confessorial
confessors
confessorship
confessory
confessour
confessours
confest
confestly
confetti
confetto
confidable
confidant (current term)
confidante
confidantes
confidants
confide
confided
confidee
confidence
confidence artist
confidence game
confidence games
confidence interval
confidence intervals
confidence level
confidence limits

Literary usage of Confidant

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"confidant, confidante. The usage books seem to present only a partial picture of the usage of these words: Fowler 1926 calls confidant masculine and ..."

2. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"He only said things which might have exposed himself to be kicked if his confidant had been a man of independent spirit. But what son of a vicar who has ..."

3. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1908)
"Petrucci's confidant, Marc Antonio Nino, was arrested at once, on the 21st of April, 1517, and put to the torture.f But nothing was made known publicly, ..."

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