Origin of confiding
verb (used without object), con·fid·ed, con·fid·ing.
verb (used with object), con·fid·ed, con·fid·ing.
Origin of confide
Synonyms for confide
Related Words for confidingdisclose, reveal, whisper, confess, impart, admit, suggest, breathe, intimate, hint, insinuate, buzz, tell, commend, relegate, bestow, consign, charge, delegate, commit
Examples from the Web for confiding
Contemporary Examples of confiding
In Steve, she plays Mary Magdalene Horowitz, an excitable loser who spends her days confiding in her only friend—a pet hamster.Oscar Nominees’ Most Embarrassing Roles: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and More
February 11, 2014
He quoted Hernandez as confiding to relatives that he had “done a bad thing and killed a child in New York.”Justice Delayed: Did the NYPD Blow the Etan Patz Case?
May 25, 2012
Tough as it may be to conjure, even dentists report that their patients are confiding when their mouths are unencumbered.The New Pseudo-Shrinks
March 27, 2009
In his Fireside Chats, FDR spoke to some 60 million or more Americans as if he were confiding frankly to a single friend.Obama's Speech and the Burden of History
January 20, 2009
Historical Examples of confiding
Thank you very much for coming to me and for confiding in me.Her Father's Daughter
Philip, with a confiding and grateful impulse, put his hand into Gawtrey's.Night and Morning, Complete
And now, I don't mind your confiding in your friend Captain Fenton.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Some may have a motive for confiding in us, towards whom we have no motive for confiding.Reflections
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
History will some day do him justice, for he was good, humane, and confiding.My Double Life
Word Origin for confide
mid-15c., "to trust or have faith," from Latin confidere "to trust in, rely firmly upon, believe" (see confidence). Meaning "to share a secret with" is from 1735; phrase confide in (someone) is from 1888. Related: Confided; confiding.