What does confidence mean?

Definitions for confidence
ˈkɒn fɪ dənscon·fi·dence

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word confidence.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. assurance, self-assurance, confidence, self-confidence, authority, surenessnoun

    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"

  2. confidencenoun

    a feeling of trust (in someone or something)

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

  3. confidencenoun

    a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable

    "public confidence in the economy"

  4. confidence, trustnoun

    a trustful relationship

    "he took me into his confidence"; "he betrayed their trust"

  5. confidencenoun

    a secret that is confided or entrusted to another

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

Wiktionary

  1. confidencenoun

    Self-assurance.

  2. confidencenoun

    Expression or feeling of certainty.

  3. confidencenoun

    The quality of trusting.

  4. confidencenoun

    Information held in secret.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confidencenoun

    the act of confiding, trusting, or putting faith in; trust; reliance; belief; -- formerly followed by of, now commonly by in

  2. Confidencenoun

    that in which faith is put or reliance had

  3. Confidencenoun

    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

  4. Confidencenoun

    private conversation; (pl.) secrets shared; as, there were confidences between them

  5. Confidencenoun

    trustful; without fear or suspicion; frank; unreserved

  6. Confidencenoun

    having self-reliance; bold; undaunted

  7. Confidencenoun

    having an excess of assurance; bold to a fault; dogmatical; impudent; presumptuous

  8. Confidencenoun

    giving occasion for confidence

Freebase

  1. 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.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. confidence

    The one big lesson the world needs most to learn.

Editors Contribution

  1. confidence

    The specific intuitive ability, act, fact, sense, feeling, knowing, understanding and trust to express the truth of our soul accurately, perfectly and simply.

    We have absolute confidence in our ability for our future says my fiance to me, United together for eternity, WE are unity and WE are WE.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'confidence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1475

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'confidence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2170

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'confidence' in Nouns Frequency: #661

How to pronounce confidence?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say confidence in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confidence in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confidence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of confidence in a Sentence

  1. Scotland Jason Day:

    To be able to hear that come from that person, it gives you a boost of confidence just to know that you're doing the right things.

  2. President Trump:

    I have confidence in both parties, i have real confidence in my intelligence people, but I must tell President Trump that Russian President Vladimir Putin was extremely strong and powerful in Russian President Vladimir Putin denial.

  3. Air Force:

    While it took some time, this week's results confirm my confidence the Boeing team will get this figured out. It's reassuring to see the program take this important step toward the production decision in August.

  4. Leonard Mlodinow:

    Nothing projects intelligence quite like confidence. When you believe in yourself, it shows, and research shows that believing in yourself improves your performance on cognitive tasks. Self-doubt, on the other hand, impairs your performance. What’s worse is that other people pick up on this doubt, which makes you appear less intelligent to them. If you want people to believe in you, you have to believe in yourself. If you’re really smart, you should n’t have to use big words to broadcast it. True intelligence speaks for itself, so you don’t have to show off your impressive vocabulary. In addition, you always run the chance of being wrong. Using a big word incorrectly makes you look, well, not so smart. So, if you want to appear more intelligent, stop studying the dictionary and just focus on communicating effectively. Related : 8 Great Tricks for Reading People's Body Language Communication expert Leonard Mlodinow makes the case that even if two people say exactly the same thing, the one who says it most expressively will be perceived as being smarter. If two speakers utter exactly the same words, but one speaks a little faster and louder and with fewer pauses and greater variation in volume, that speaker will be judged to be more energetic, knowledgeable, and intelligent.

  5. Evan Spiegel:

    These high growth rates in the beginning of the quarter reflect our investments in our audience, ad products, and optimization, and give us confidence in our ability to grow revenue over the long term.

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Translations for confidence

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  • الثقةArabic
  • поверително съобщение, доверие, сигурност, вяра, самоувереностBulgarian
  • confiançaCatalan, Valencian
  • jistota, tajemství, důvěra, sebevědomí, důvěrnostCzech
  • selvtillidDanish
  • Zutrauen, Zuversicht, Vertrauen, Vertraulichkeit, SelbstvertrauenGerman
  • αυτοπεποίθησηGreek
  • certidumbre, certeza, confidencia, certeza propiaSpanish
  • اعتماد به نفسPersian
  • itseluottamus, luottamusFinnish
  • assurance, confiance en soi, confidence, confianceFrench
  • यक़ीनHindi
  • bizalom, bizalmasság, bizonyosság, magabiztosságHungarian
  • kepercayaanIndonesian
  • 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
  • confidentiaLatin
  • māiaMāori
  • vertrouwenDutch
  • selvtillitNorwegian
  • confiançaPortuguese
  • confidență, siguranțăRomanian
  • уверенность, самоуверенностьRussian
  • güvenTurkish

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