Definition of Confidante

1. Noun. A female confidant.

Generic synonyms: Confidant, Intimate



Definition of Confidante

1. Noun. a female confidant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Confidante

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Confidante

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

Literary usage of Confidante

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

1. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1910)
"THE LILY confidante Lily! lady of the garden! Let me press my lip to thine! Love must tell its story, Lily! Listen thou to mine. ..."

2. The Works of Tobias Smollett by Tobias George Smollett, William Ernest Henley (1899)
"... and, in our way Home, pays me a sarcastic Compliment—I am met by Miss Williams, who is maid and confidante of Narcissa—She acquaints me with her Lady's ..."

3. 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 ..."

4. Moral tales for young people by Maria Edgeworth (1806)
"Una's thoughts! The river silently me- " andering!—The rocks ! The woods!—. " Nature in all her majesty.— Sublime " confidante! sympathising with my su- ..."

5. Little Journeys to Homes of Great Scientists by Elbert Hubbard (1905)
"Huxley's wife was his companion, confidante, comrade, friend. In all the annals of thinking men I cannot recall another so blest, save John Stuart Mill. ..."

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