What does confident mean?

Definitions for confident
ˈkɒn fɪ dəntcon·fi·dent

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word confident.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. confidentadjective

    having or marked by confidence or assurance

    "a confident speaker"; "a confident reply"; "his manner is more confident these days"; "confident of fulfillment"

  2. convinced(p), positive(p), confident(p)adjective

    persuaded of; very sure

    "were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join"; "I am positive he is lying"; "was confident he would win"

  3. confident, surefooted, sure-footedadjective

    not liable to error in judgment or action

    "most surefooted of the statesmen who dealt with the depression"- Walter Lippman; "demonstrates a surefooted storytelling talent"- Michiko Kakutani


  1. confidentadjective

    being very sure of or positive about something

    I'm pretty confident that she's not lying, she's acting normally.

  2. confidentadjective


    I was impressed by this confidence at such a young age.

  3. Etymology: From confidens, present participle of confidere; see confide.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Confidentadjective

    Etymology: from confide.

    He is so sure and confident of his particular election, as to resolve he can never fall. Henry Hammond, on Fundamentals.

    I am confident, that very much may be done towards the improvement of philosophy. Boyle.

    Both valiant, as men despising death; both confident, as unwonted to be overcome. Philip Sidney.

    Douglas, and the Hot-spur both together,
    Are confident against the world in arms. William Shakespeare, Hen. IV.

    Be not confident in a plain way. Ecclus. xxxii. 21.

    People forget how little they know, when they grow confident upon any present state of things. Robert South, Sermons.

    He, true knight,
    No lesser of her honour confident,
    Than I did truly find her, stakes this ring. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    Rome, be as just and gracious unto me,
    As I am confident and kind to thee. William Shakespeare, Tit. and Andr.

  2. Confidentnoun

    One trusted with secrets.

    Etymology: from confide.

    If ever it comes to this, that a man can say of his confident, he would have deceived me, he has said enough. South.

    You love me for no other end,
    But to become my confident and friend;
    As such, I keep no secret from your sight. John Dryden, Aureng.


  1. Confident

    Confident is a song by American singer Demi Lovato. It serves as the second single from her fifth studio album of the same name (2015). The song was released on September 18, 2015, by Hollywood and Island Records for download on digital retail sites such as Amazon.com. Lovato co-wrote the song with Savan Kotecha and its producers Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh. Commercially, it reached the top 30 in Canada, the Czech Republic, New Zealand, Scotland, and the United States. The song has sold over 1.1 million digital download in the United States and has been certified platinum by the RIAA. Musically, "Confident" is a pop rock song with heavy drums, hooker trumpet and finger snaps. Lyrically, the song discusses self-empowerment and confidence. The music video for "Confident" was released on October 9, 2015 through Lovato's Vevo channel. It was directed by Robert Rodriguez, and features guest appearances from Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Zane Holtz, and Marko Zaror. Lovato has performed the song on Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, the 2015 American Music Awards, and several TV programs.


  1. confident

    Confident is an adjective that describes a person who believes in their abilities and has a strong belief in themselves. It often refers to someone who is assured, self-assured, and possesses a sense of self-assurance and self-esteem. A confident individual typically displays a positive mindset, assertiveness, and tends to approach challenges or situations with self-assurance and optimism. They trust in their skills, knowledge, and judgment, allowing them to face obstacles with composure and belief in their ability to succeed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confidentnoun

    see Confidant

Editors Contribution

  1. confident

    Certain of our ability and power.

    We are confident we succeed together.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020  

  2. confident

    To feel, know and understand our worth, beauty, love and qualities.

    Its a joy to see a confident person, brings joy to the soul.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 14, 2020  

  3. confident

    Trust in our ability and power.

    We are confident we succeed together.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'confident' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3161

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'confident' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2662

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'confident' in Adjectives Frequency: #417

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confident in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confident in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of confident in a Sentence

  1. Alec Waugh:

    A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.

  2. Jeff Kingston:

    I think Abe is feeling a lot more confident and strong, and when you see the body language of Abe and his key ministers, they are confident. These are not people filled with doubts. They are not worried about public opinion. They think things are going according to plan and going their way.

  3. Edmund Burke:

    Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security.

  4. Gail Saltz:

    You feeling great, sexy, or confident could shift the balance of the relationship, they fear losing the identity of the more confident one or losing the upper hand.

  5. Kareem Abdul-Jabar:

    The first time I shot the hook, I was in fourth grade, and I was about five feet eight inches tall. I put the ball up and felt totally at ease with the shot. I was completely confident it would go in and I've been shooting it ever since.

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