Definition for confiding (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), con·fid·ed, con·fid·ing.
verb (used with object), con·fid·ed, con·fid·ing.
Origin of confide
Examples from the Web for 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|Marlow Stern|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?|Michael Daly|May 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Tough as it may be to conjure, even dentists report that their patients are confiding when their mouths are unencumbered.
In his Fireside Chats, FDR spoke to some 60 million or more Americans as if he were confiding frankly to a single friend.
Let us take advantage of her confiding innocence—that will be best!The Daughter of an Empress|Louise Muhlbach
It looked absorbed and anxious, nor did she mince matters nor hesitate in confiding them.Selina|George Madden Martin
He is of handsome appearance, bold disposition, and confiding habits.Glimpses of Indian Birds|Douglas Dewar
Confiding Scotch went out to play with the burro and was kicked.The Story of Scotch|Enos A. Mills
Her sentiments towards him were compounded of all that was respectful, grateful, confiding, and tender.Mansfield Park|Jane Austen
British Dictionary definitions for confiding (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for confiding (2 of 2)
Word Origin for confide
Word Origin and History for confiding
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.