What does confident mean?

Definitions for confident
ˈkɒn fɪ dəntcon·fi·dent

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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.

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. John Chwarzynski:

    I'm confident that [ these videos ] are going to show that El Hefe was involved in this, that they knew who this individual was and throughout that evening, this assailant and suspect was having conversations and was friendly with the bar staff and in fact knew the bar staff.

  2. Scott Savin:

    We’re pretty confident there’s a future, at least there’s a present, so that means we have a fighting chance at a future.

  3. Draymond Green:

    When dealing with a back, the one thing I’m not going to do is rush back out there, i want to return when I’m 100% confident that I’m healthy, when I feel like I’m in great shape, because the reality is, I don’t want to return not in somewhat of game shape and then, you’re laboring, your mechanics and running is wrong, and all of these things and then you’re compensating, and then I get hurt again.

  4. Kayleigh McEnany:

    President Trump remains confident in Secretary Mark Esper, secretary Esper has been instrumental in securing our nation's streets and ensuring Americans have peace and confidence in the security of their places of business, places of worship, and their homes.

  5. David Webb:

    We are confident that the trial in this case will conclusively vindicate Adam and finally bring closure to these outrageous allegations.

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