- 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 unconfident
The other end of the same phenomenon is you miss the first throw, you get unconfident, and you miss the second one as well.Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks: The Science Behind Winning
February 18, 2012
It's only the weak and unconfident that are threatened by such things.The Next Year in Media
January 3, 2010
Her standards of right and wrong were shaken; the wholesale assaults on her ideals left her shocked and unconfident.The City of Delight
- (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 unconfident
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.