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confident

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

: 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
:  full of conviction :  certain <confident of success> <confident that conditions will improve>
2
:  having or showing assurance and self-reliance <a confident young businessman> <a confident manner>
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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