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, 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"

  2. confidence(noun)

    a feeling of trust (in someone or something)

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

  3. confidence(noun)

    a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable

    "public confidence in the economy"

  4. confidence, trust(noun)

    a trustful relationship

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

  5. confidence(noun)

    a secret that is confided or entrusted to another

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

Wiktionary

  1. confidence(Noun)

    Self-assurance.

  2. confidence(Noun)

    Expression or feeling of certainty.

  3. confidence(Noun)

    The quality of trusting.

  4. confidence(Noun)

    Information held in secret.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confidence(noun)

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

  2. Confidence(noun)

    that in which faith is put or reliance had

  3. Confidence(noun)

    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. Confidence(noun)

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

  5. Confidence(noun)

    trustful; without fear or suspicion; frank; unreserved

  6. Confidence(noun)

    having self-reliance; bold; undaunted

  7. Confidence(noun)

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

  8. Confidence(noun)

    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. Eddie Gallagher:

    My first reaction to seeing the videos was surprise and disgust that they would make up blatant lies about me, but I quickly realized that they were scared that the truth would come out of how cowardly they acted on deployment, i felt sorry for them that they thought it necessary to smear my name, but they never realized what the consequences of their lies would be. As upset as I was, the videos also gave me confidence because I knew that their lies would never hold up under real questioning and the jury would see through it. Their lies and( Naval Criminal Investigative Service's) refusal to ask hard questions or corroborate their stories strengthened my resolve to go to trial and clear my name.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    High self-esteem is a prerequisite to self-confidence and self-confidence is what it takes to influence or change other people's opinions, mindsets, lifestyles and emotions positively. Yes, that is that. Thus, be/remain self-confident.

  3. Kamala Harris:

    We are on the verge of a crisis of confidence in the Supreme Court, we have to take this challenge head on, and everything is on the table to do that.

  4. The ACLU:

    While 80 percent confidence is an acceptable threshold for photos of hot dogs, chairs, animals, or other social media use cases, it wouldn’t be appropriate for identifying individuals with a reasonable level of certainty. When using facial recognition for law enforcement activities, we guide customers to set a threshold of at least 95 percent or higher.

  5. Selena Gomez:

    The guys that do have the confidence to hit on me are not necessarily my type, but they think they are because I ’m a pop star, I sing songs, do movies, I like to feel sexy and confident on stage, i ’d be so stoked with a writer or producer or actor who is low-key, but those kind of guys are terrified of me ! she said.

Images & Illustrations of confidence

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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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