[ kon-fi-duhnt ]
/ ˈkɒn fɪ dənt /


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.


Origin of confident

1570–80; < Latin confīdent- (stem of confīdēns), present participle of confīdere. See confide, -ent

SYNONYMS FOR confident

2 self-reliant, assured, intrepid.

ANTONYMS FOR confident

Related forms

Can be confused

confidant confidante confident Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for confidents


/ (ˈkɒnfɪdənt) /


(postpositive foll by of) having or showing confidence or certainty; sureconfident of success
sure of oneself; bold
presumptuous; excessively bold

Derived Forms

confidently, adverb

Word Origin for confident

C16: from Latin confīdens trusting, having self-confidence, from confīdere to have complete trust in; see confide
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