assurance, self-assurance, confidence, self-confidence, authority, sureness(noun)
freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
"his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"
a feeling of trust (in someone or something)
"I have confidence in our team"; "confidence is always borrowed, never owned"
a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable
"public confidence in the economy"
a trustful relationship
"he took me into his confidence"; "he betrayed their trust"
a secret that is confided or entrusted to another
"everyone trusted him with their confidences"; "the priest could not reveal her confidences"
Expression or feeling of certainty.
The quality of trusting.
Information held in secret.
the act of confiding, trusting, or putting faith in; trust; reliance; belief; -- formerly followed by of, now commonly by in
that in which faith is put or reliance had
the state of mind characterized by one's reliance on himself, or his circumstances; a feeling of self-sufficiency; such assurance as leads to a feeling of security; self-reliance; -- often with self prefixed
private conversation; (pl.) secrets shared; as, there were confidences between them
trustful; without fear or suspicion; frank; unreserved
having self-reliance; bold; undaunted
having an excess of assurance; bold to a fault; dogmatical; impudent; presumptuous
giving occasion for confidence
Confidence is generally described as a state of being certain either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct or that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective. Self-confidence is having confidence in oneself. Arrogance or hubris in this comparison, is having unmerited confidence—believing something or someone is capable or correct when they are not. Overconfidence or presumptuousness is excessive belief in someone succeeding, without any regard for failure. Confidence can be a self-fulfilling prophecy as those without it may fail or not try because they lack it and those with it may succeed because they have it rather than because of an innate ability.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'confidence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1475
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'confidence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2170
Rank popularity for the word 'confidence' in Nouns Frequency: #661
The numerical value of confidence in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of confidence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
This is not so much a vote of confidence in Abe and the LDP as a vote of no-confidence in the political opposition.
Your confidence in the people, and your doubt about them, are closely related to your self-confidence and your self-doubt.
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
Underlying the whole scheme of civilization is the confidence men have in each other, confidence in their integrity, confidence in their honesty, confidence in their future.
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Translations for confidence
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- поверително съобщение, доверие, сигурност, вяра, самоувереностBulgarian
- confiançaCatalan, Valencian
- jistota, tajemství, důvěra, sebevědomí, důvěrnostCzech
- Zutrauen, Zuversicht, Vertrauen, Vertraulichkeit, SelbstvertrauenGerman
- certidumbre, certeza, confidencia, certeza propiaSpanish
- itseluottamus, luottamusFinnish
- assurance, confiance en soi, confidence, confianceFrench
- bizalom, bizalmasság, bizonyosság, magabiztosságHungarian
- confidenza, sicurezza, autostima, fiducia, certezzaItalian
- 秘密, 打ち明け話, 信頼, 確信, 信用, 自信, 信任Japanese
- 속내, 확실성, 신뢰, 비밀, 확실하다, 신임, 자신, 신용, 확신Korean
- confidență, siguranțăRomanian
- уверенность, самоуверенностьRussian
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