confident

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From Middle French confident, from Latin confidens (confident, i.e. self-confident, in good or bad sense, bold, daring, audacious, impudent), present participle of confidere (to trust fully, confide); see confide.

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confident (comparative more confident, superlative most confident)

  1. very sure of something; positive
    I'm pretty confident that she's not lying, she's acting normally.
  2. self-confident

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Noun[edit]

confident (plural confidents)

  1. Obsolete form of confidant.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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confident m (plural confidents, feminine confidente)

  1. confidant

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cōnfīdent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of cōnfīdō