Definitions for confidence
ˈkɒn fɪ dənscon·fi·dence
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word confidence.
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"
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: confidentia, Latin.
Society is built upon trust, and trust upon confidence of one another’s integrity. Robert South, Sermons.
Alas, my lord,
Your wisdom is consum’d in confidence:
Do not go forth to-day. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.
His times, being rather prosperous than calm, had raised his confidence by success. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
He had an ambition and vanity, and a confidence in himself, which sometimes intoxicated, and transported, and exposed him. Edward Hyde.
These fervent reprehenders of things established by publick authority, are always confident and bold-spirited men; but their confidence, for the most part, riseth from too much credit given to their own wits, for which cause they are seldom free from errors. Richard Hooker, Dedication.
Be merciful unto them which have not the confidence of good works. 2 Esd. viii. 36.
Just confidence, and native righteousness,
And honour. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ix. l. 1056.
Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence towards God. 1 Jo. iii. 21.
Confidence is a song recorded by Australian rock group Ocean Alley. It was released on 6 February 2018 as the third single from the group's second studio album, Chiaroscuro (2018). The single was certified platinum in Australia in 2019. Upon release of the album, Ocean Alley rhythm guitarist Mitch Galbraith said of "Confidence": "We knew we were on to something when we were writing that one, it was different to a lot of our stuff we'd done up to that point. It felt cool for us."The song was voted number 1 in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2018. At the APRA Music Awards of 2019, the song was nominated for Rock of the Year. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2019, the song was nominated for Song of the Year.
Confidence refers to a state of self-assurance and belief in one's abilities, skills, qualities, and judgments. It involves having trust in oneself to successfully handle challenges, make decisions, and take actions without undue hesitation or self-doubt. Confidence is often associated with a positive mindset, assertiveness, and a sense of certainty in one's choices and actions.
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.
The Roycroft Dictionary
The one big lesson the world needs most to learn.
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
Song lyrics by confidence -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by confidence on the Lyrics.com website.
British National Corpus
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
To me, Kim Jong Un's confidence is much more indicative of Kim Jong own confidence as a de facto nuclear power, Kim Jong Un confidence's much more indicative of that to me than a sincere desire for peace.
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.
Your confidence in the people, and your doubt about them, are closely related to your self-confidence and your self-doubt.
There's also another nugget of big news, as you guys may have been paying attention, the President, over the last several months, lost confidence in Director Comey. The DOJ lost confidence in Director Comey. ... And most importantly, the rank and file of The FBI had lost confidence in their director.
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
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Translations for confidence
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- самоувереност, поверително съобщение, сигурност, вяра, довериеBulgarian
- confiançaCatalan, Valencian
- jistota, důvěrnost, sebevědomí, důvěra, tajemstvíCzech
- Vertraulichkeit, Vertrauen, Zuversicht, Zutrauen, SelbstvertrauenGerman
- certeza propia, confidencia, certeza, certidumbreSpanish
- اعتماد به نفسPersian
- itseluottamus, luottamusFinnish
- confidence, confiance, assurance, confiance en soiFrench
- bizonyosság, magabiztosság, bizalmasság, bizalomHungarian
- certezza, confidenza, sicurezza, autostima, fiduciaItalian
- 信任, 自信, 信用, 信頼, 確信, 打ち明け話, 秘密Japanese
- 자신, 속내, 신임, 확실성, 신용, 확신, 확실하다, 비밀, 신뢰Korean
- confidență, siguranțăRomanian
- уверенность, самоуверенностьRussian
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