non·​con·​fi·​dence ˌnän-ˈkän-fə-dən(t)s How to pronounce nonconfidence (audio)
: lack of confidence
especially : lack of confidence in a government by a parliamentary body
a vote of nonconfidence [=(more commonly) vote of no confidence]

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonconfidence was in 1840

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“Nonconfidence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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