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

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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. Scott Gallacher:

    This criminal threat is designed to cause fear in order to generate a political outcome. It is using food as a vehicle but should not undermine confidence in our world-class food safety system or in any manufacturer.

  2. Dave Aranda:

    I think Terrel is one of those guys that when he’s just in the huddle and he’s in it, there’s just an added confidence that comes with, because of his maturity and his resilience and his preparation, you just feel like he’s a coach on the field.

  3. Stephen Breyer:

    If the public sees judges as politicians in robes, its confidence in the courts and in the rule of law can only diminish, diminishing the court's power, including its power to act as a check on other branches, that authority, like the rule of law, depends on trust... that the court is guided by legal principle, not politics.

  4. John Githongo:

    What we don't have here is that sense of shame, people remain in office even though they have manifestly lost public confidence.

  5. Ricardo Pepi:

    I feel like he had confidence in me.

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Translations for confidence

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  • الثقةArabic
  • поверително съобщение, доверие, сигурност, самоувереност, вяраBulgarian
  • confiançaCatalan, Valencian
  • jistota, důvěrnost, sebevědomí, důvěra, tajemstvíCzech
  • selvtillidDanish
  • Vertraulichkeit, Vertrauen, Selbstvertrauen, Zuversicht, ZutrauenGerman
  • αυτοπεποίθησηGreek
  • certeza propia, confidencia, certeza, certidumbreSpanish
  • اعتماد به نفسPersian
  • luottamus, itseluottamusFinnish
  • confiance, confidence, assurance, confiance en soiFrench
  • यक़ीनHindi
  • magabiztosság, bizalmasság, bizalom, bizonyosságHungarian
  • kepercayaanIndonesian
  • certezza, confidenza, sicurezza, autostima, fiduciaItalian
  • 信用, 信任, 自信, 確信, 秘密, 打ち明け話, 信頼Japanese
  • 자신, 속내, 비밀, 신임, 신용, 확신, 신뢰, 확실하다, 확실성Korean
  • confidentiaLatin
  • māiaMāori
  • vertrouwenDutch
  • selvtillitNorwegian
  • confiançaPortuguese
  • siguranță, confidențăRomanian
  • уверенность, самоуверенностьRussian
  • güvenTurkish

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