The new royal couple's transit from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham palace was marked by some confident waving.
“confident Consumers Step Up Their Borrowing,” reads the headline on a Wall Street Journal A1 article this morning.
Newt Gingrich sounded less than confident on Meet the Press when the talk turned to Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016.
1570s, "self-reliant, sure of oneself," from Middle French confident, from Latin confidentem (nominative confidens) "firmly trusting, reliant, self-confident, bold, daring," present participle of confidere (see confidence). Related: Confidently.