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confident

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of confident

  1. 1 having or showing great faith in oneself or one's abilities <you'll need to be confident—even in the face of rejection—if you want to pursue a career in show business> Synonyms assured, secure, self-asserting, self-assured, self-confident Related Words collected, composed, cool, coolheaded, poised, recollected, self-possessed, serene, tranquil, unperturbed, unshaken; hopeful, optimistic, rosy, sanguine, upbeat; complacent, conceited, egoistic (also egoistical), egotistic (or egotistical), important, overweening, pompous, prideful, proud, self-affected, self-applauding, self-centered, self-complacent, self-conceited, self-contented, self-important, self-pleased, self-satisfied; self-promoting, smug, stuck-up, vain, vainglorious; imperturbable, nerveless, unflappable, unself-conscious, unshakable; disciplined, self-collected, self-composed, self-contained, self-controlled, self-poised; self-reliant, self-sufficient Near Antonyms meek, timid, unassertive; humble, modest, unassuming, unpretentious; jittery, jumpy, nervous; bashful, demure, mousy (or mousey), overmodest, quiet, reserved, shy; self-critical, self-reproachful, self-reproving Antonyms diffident, insecure, self-distrustful, self-doubting

  2. 2 having or showing a mind free from doubt <we were confident that the directions we had been given were accurate> Synonyms assured, clear, cocksure, certain, doubtless, implicit, positive, sanguine, sureRelated Words self-assured, self-conceited, self-confident; decisive, resolute, unfaltering, unhesitating, unquestioning, unwaveringNear Antonyms hesitant, indecisive, vacillating, wavering; diffident, unassumingAntonyms doubtful, dubious, uncertain, unsure





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