confidence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French confidence, from Latin cōnfīdentia from cōnfīdō from con- (with) + fīdō (trust)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɒnfɪdəns/
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Noun[edit]

confidence (countable and uncountable, plural confidences)

  1. Self-assurance.
  2. A feeling of certainty; firm trust or belief; faith.
  3. Information held in secret.
  4. (dated) Boldness; presumption.

Quotations[edit]

  • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, in Internal Combustion[1]:
    But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.
  • 1956Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p 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.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cōnfīdentia. Doublet of confiance.

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Noun[edit]

confidence f (plural confidences)

  1. confidence, secret

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