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confidence

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of confidence

  1. 1 great faith in oneself or one's abilities <a lifelong confidence that enabled her to achieve great things despite powerful obstacles> Synonyms aplomb, assurance, self-assurance, self-assuredness, self-confidence, self-esteem, self-trust Related Words cockiness, complacence, complacency, conceit, conceitedness, ego, egoism, egotism, hubris, overconfidence, pomposity, pompousness, pride, pridefulness, self-admiration, self-applause, self-assumption, self-complacency, self-conceit, self-consequence, self-content, self-contentment, self-glorification, self-importance, self-opinion, self-partiality, self-satisfaction, smugness, vaingloriousness, vainglory, vanity; calmness, composure, coolness, equanimity; self-poise, self-possession; assumption, bumptiousness, haughtiness, hauteur, huffiness, imperiousness, loftiness, lordliness, peremptoriness, presumptuousness, pretentiousness, superciliousness, superiority, toploftiness Near Antonyms apprehension, doubt, misgiving Antonyms diffidence, insecurity, self-distrust, self-doubt

  2. 2 a state of mind in which one is free from doubt <the confidence with which the game show contestant answered every question> Synonyms assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, cocksureness, conviction, doubtlessness, face, positiveness, satisfaction, sureness, surety Related Words authoritarianism, dogmatism; decisiveness, determination, firmness, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve Near Antonyms hesitancy, hesitation, indecisiveness, irresolution; disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; anxiety, concern, misgiving; distrust, mistrust, suspicion Antonyms doubt, incertitude, nonconfidence, uncertainty

  3. 3 firm belief in the integrity, ability, effectiveness, or genuineness of someone or something <as players, we have complete confidence in our coach> Synonyms trust, credence, faith, stockRelated Words acceptance, assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness, surety; credit, dependence (also dependance), hope, relianceNear Antonyms disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; distrustfulness, doubt, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrustfulness, nonconfidence, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainness, uncertainty; disenchantment, disillusion, disillusionmentAntonyms distrust, mistrust

  4. 4 information shared only with another or with a select few <accused him of betraying an important confidence> Synonyms secretRelated Words dope, lowdownNear Antonyms open secret





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