having strong belief or full assurance; sure: confident of fulfillment.
sure of oneself; having no uncertainty about one's own abilities, correctness, successfulness, etc.; self-confident; bold: a confident speaker.
excessively bold; presumptuous.
Obsolete. trustful or confiding.

1570–80; < Latin confīdent- (stem of confīdēns), present participle of confīdere. See confide, -ent

confidently, adverb
hyperconfident, adjective
hyperconfidently, adverb
nonconfident, adjective
nonconfidently, adverb
quasi-confident, adjective
quasi-confidently, adverb
superconfident, adjective
superconfidently, adverb
ultraconfident, adjective
unconfident, adjective
unconfidently, adverb

confidant, confidante, confident.

1. certain, positive. See sure. 2. self-reliant, assured, intrepid.

2. modest, diffident. Unabridged
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confident (ˈkɒnfɪdənt)
adj (foll by of)
1.  having or showing confidence or certainty; sure: confident of success
2.  sure of oneself; bold
3.  presumptuous; excessively bold
[C16: from Latin confīdens trusting, having self-confidence, from confīdere to have complete trust in; see confide]

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Word Origin & History

1570s, "self-reliant, sure of oneself," from L. confidentem "firmly trusting, reliant, self-confident, bold, daring," prp. of confidere (see confidence). Related: Confidently (1590s).
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Example sentences
But with shares at their cheapest in a generation, confident equity investors
  are a rare breed.
Almost everyone concludes their counsel with the same imperatives: be yourself
  and be confident.
Describe your relevant achievements and goals in a direct and confident manner.
Each of us and our friends and guests who visit the campus need to be confident
  that this is a safe and well-managed environment.
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