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- confidency (dated)
- A feeling of certainty; firm trust or belief; faith.
- I tell you this in the strictest confidence.
- 1956, Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, page 39:
- Khedron hesitated for a moment, wondering how far he should take Jeserac into his confidence. He knew that Jeserac was kindly and well-intentioned, but he also knew that he must be bound by the same taboos that controlled everyone on Diaspar.
- Information held in secret; a piece of information shared but to thence be kept in secret.
- 1899 February, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, volume CLXV, number M, New York, N.Y.: The Leonard Scott Publishing Company, […], →OCLC, part I, page 201:
- In the course of these confidences it became quite plain to me I had been represented to the wife of the high dignitary, and goodness knows to how many more people besides, as an exceptional and gifted creature - a piece of good fortune for the Company - a man you don’t get hold of every day.
- (dated) Boldness; presumption.
- confidence and supply
- confidence artist
- confidence game
- confidence interval
- confidence level
- confidence limits
- confidence man
- confidence motion
- confidence trick
- confidence trickster
- confidence vote
- in confidence
- motion of confidence
- motion of no confidence
- no-confidence motion
- no-confidence vote
- vote of confidence
- vote of no confidence
expression or feeling of certainty
quality of trusting
information held in secret
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confidence f (plural confidences)