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confidence

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2 a state of mind in which one is free from doubt

  • the confidence with which the game show contestant answered every question
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3 firm belief in the integrity, ability, effectiveness, or genuineness of someone or something

  • as players, we have complete confidence in our coach
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4 information shared only with another or with a select few

  • accused him of betraying an important confidence
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Synonym Discussion of confidence

confidence, assurance, self-possession, aplomb mean a state of mind or a manner marked by easy coolness and freedom from uncertainty, diffidence, or embarrassment. confidence stresses faith in oneself and one's powers without any suggestion of conceit or arrogance.
    • the confidence that comes from long experience
assurance carries a stronger implication of certainty and may suggest arrogance or lack of objectivity in assessing one's own powers.
    • handled the cross-examination with complete assurance
self-possession implies an ease or coolness under stress that reflects perfect self-control and command of one's powers.
    • answered the insolent question with complete self-possession
aplomb implies a manifest self-possession in trying or challenging situations.
    • handled the reporters with great aplomb


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