Thesaurus

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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