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Definition 1: freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where confidence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular
  • after that failure he lost his confidence
  • she spoke with authority

Synonyms for confidence in the sense of this definition

(confidence is a kind of ...) the state of being certain

"his certainty reassured the others"

(... are attributes of confidence) having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured

"felt certain of success" "was sure (or certain) she had seen it" "was very sure in his beliefs" "sure of her friends"

(... are attributes of confidence) lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance

"uncertain of his convictions" "unsure of himself and his future" "moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps" "an uncertain smile" "touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers"

Definition 2: a secret that is confided or entrusted to another - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where confidence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • everyone trusted him with their confidences
  • the priest could not reveal her confidences

(confidence is a kind of ...) something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)

"the combination to the safe was a secret" "he tried to keep his drinking a secret"

Definition 3: a feeling of trust (in someone or something) - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where confidence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I have confidence in our team
  • confidence is always borrowed, never owned

(confidence is a kind of ...) freedom from anxiety or fear

"the watch dog gave her a feeling of security"

(... are attributes of confidence) having or marked by confidence or assurance

"a confident speaker" "a confident reply" "his manner is more confident these days" "confident of fulfillment"

(... are attributes of confidence) lacking self-confidence

"stood in the doorway diffident and abashed" "problems that call for bold not timid responses" "a very unsure young man"

Definition 4: a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable - [noun denoting state]

Samples where confidence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • public confidence in the economy

(confidence is a kind of ...) full of hope

Definition 5: a trustful relationship - [noun denoting state]

Samples where confidence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took me into his confidence
  • he betrayed their trust

Synonyms for confidence in the sense of this definition

(confidence is a kind of ...) the state of being friends (or friendly)

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