- 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 confidently
Contemporary Examples of confidently
A party that cannot make these decisions openly and confidently will stumble in 2016.What Republicans Need Right Now Is a Good Internal Fight
November 6, 2014
While Maye confidently presides over the public trial, her private life has fallen into disarray.Ian McEwan's New Novel Keeps Life at Arm's Length
September 11, 2014
Yet Boies and Olson confidently claim credit not only for a fine legal victory but for changing the country with their lawsuit.How the Tide Turned on Gay Marriage
June 20, 2014
Or to translate: “It may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”At the Copenhagen Zoo, Humans Can Be Animals
March 28, 2014
“Over the course of the next week, President Obama will feel the pain,” he says confidently.Heritage Action, the Group Giving Boehner Fits, and Its Confident CEO
October 10, 2013
Historical Examples of confidently
This was known before the election, so that the result was confidently predicted.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
My weakness in that direction is, I may confidently state, very strong.
I had observed him with attention while talking to him, and answered, confidently, ‘Fifty.’The Uncommercial Traveller
Ha was one of those men who most confidently believe in their own merits.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
Having enmeshed him, she confidently left him to complete his own undoing.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
- (postpositive foll by of) having or showing confidence or certainty; sureconfident of success
- sure of oneself; bold
- presumptuous; excessively bold
Word Origin 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.