Examples of confident in a sentence
I am confident about my ability to do the job.
The players seem more relaxed and confident this season.
He has become more confident in his Spanish-speaking skills.
They have a confident air about them.
We are confident that conditions will improve soon.
Is it confident or confidant? (Or is it confidante?)
If you find yourself unsure whether you should choose confident or confidant don’t feel bad; confidant comes to English from the French word confident, and when the word first entered our language it was often spelled that way, rather than as confidant. The difference is quite simple: confidant is a noun (meaning "a person in whom you confide things"), and confident is an adjective (defined as “having confidence”). You may well be confident in your confidant, but you would not be confidant in your confident. Although this distinction has not always been observed by writers, confidante is generally used for a female confidant. The word confidant is more frequently used to describe a man, but it may be applied to either gender.
Origin and Etymology of confident
Latin confident-, confidens, from present participle of confidere —see confide
First Known Use: circa 1567
CONFIDENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of confident for English Language Learners
: 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
CONFIDENT Defined for Kids
Definition of confident for Students
: having or showing sureness and optimism
Word Root of confident
The Latin word fidēs, meaning “faith,” gives us the root fid. Words from the Latin fidēs have something to with being faithful. Fidelity is faith or loyalty. To confide in someone is to show trust in the person by telling her or him a secret. Someone who is confident has faith that he or she will do something correctly and successfully.
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