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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say confidence in sign language?

  1. confidence

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. Bill Gross:

    Old Mutual is an 'old friend' that always had faith in me at Pimco and now has expressed confidence in me at Janus. They will get our best efforts and sincere thanks for the opportunity.

  2. Jessica Collins:

    USCIS has made a series of reforms designed to protect U.S. workers, increase our confidence in the eligibility of those who receive benefits, cut down on frivolous petitions, and improve the integrity and efficiency of the immigration petition process.

  3. Kori Schake:

    Conservatives, Republicans have to rebuild public confidence in what we say we are going to do, that is a high hurdle but it is an achievable hurdle.

  4. Prime Minister Antonio Costa:

    We have to guarantee the sustainability of the path followed up until now, consolidating the good results achieved, we want to proceed on this path without setbacks and impasses. Policy stability is crucial for maintaining confidence.

  5. Todd Probert:

    Part of deploying AI is about gaining the confidence to trust the AI if operations change and then break it down even further, we are training algorithms to do the work of humans.

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
  • 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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