- having strong belief or full assurance; sure: confident of fulfillment.
- sure of oneself; having no uncertainty about one's own abilities, correctness, successfulness, etc.; self-confident; bold: a confident speaker.
- excessively bold; presumptuous.
- Obsolete. trustful or confiding.
- a confidant.
Origin of confident
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Examples from the Web for confident
Farenthold denies all the allegations and is confident that he will “be cleared of any wrongdoing.”Texas Congressman Sued Over "Wet Dreams" About Former Staffer
December 16, 2014
Yet Lohse is confident that the reader will take his actions as the fruits of selfless moral courage.An Ivy League Frat Boy’s Shallow Repentance
November 24, 2014
The friendly aura vanished, her eyes dead, voice robotic and confident she was correct.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush
November 20, 2014
They were confident that there would be more votes for it next year.Keystone Senate Failure Is Environmental Kabuki Theater
November 19, 2014
But she is confident that her generation will see a brighter future.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State
October 31, 2014
It has not; and we venture to express our confident belief, that it never will.
We are confident of the success of this major venture in world recovery.
And we are confident in principles that unite and lead us onward.
Unity of opinion is not necessary to confident friendship and warm love.Weighed and Wanting
He spoke with the sureness of a man of wealth, confident that money will salve any wound.Within the Law
- (postpositive foll by of) having or showing confidence or certainty; sureconfident of success
- sure of oneself; bold
- presumptuous; excessively bold
Word Origin and History for confident
1570s, "self-reliant, sure of oneself," from Middle French confident, from Latin confidentem (nominative confidens) "firmly trusting, reliant, self-confident, bold, daring," present participle of confidere (see confidence). Related: Confidently.