confident

[ kon-fi-duhnt ]
/ ˈkɒn fɪ dənt /
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adjective

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.

noun

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Origin of confident

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

synonym study for confident

1. See sure.

OTHER WORDS FROM confident

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH confident

confidant, confidante, confident
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British Dictionary definitions for confident

confident
/ (ˈkɒnfɪdənt) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of confident

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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