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adjective con·fi·dent \ˈkän-fə-dənt, -ˌdent\

Simple Definition of confident

  • : having a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something : having confidence

  • : showing that you have confidence

  • : certain that something will happen or that something is true

Full Definition of confident

  1. 1 :  full of conviction :  certain <confident of success> <confident that conditions will improve>

  2. 2 :  having or showing assurance and self-reliance <a confident young businessman> <a confident manner>

  3. 3 obsolete :  trustful, confiding

con·fi·dent·ly adverb

Examples of confident

  1. I am confident about my ability to do the job.

  2. The players seem more relaxed and confident this season.

  3. He has become more confident in his Spanish-speaking skills.

  4. They have a confident air about them.

  5. We are confident that conditions will improve soon.



Origin of confident

Latin confident-, confidens, from present participle of confidere


First Known Use: circa 1567



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