confident

[kon-fi-duhnt]
adjective
1.
having strong belief or full assurance; sure: confident of fulfillment.
2.
sure of oneself; having no uncertainty about one's own abilities, correctness, successfulness, etc.; self-confident; bold: a confident speaker.
3.
excessively bold; presumptuous.
4.
Obsolete. trustful or confiding.
noun
5.

Origin:
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.
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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]
 
'confidently
 
adv

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confident
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
Discuss the exits with your navigator, go around again if necessary, and then
  confidently wing off on the exit of your choice.
They wag their tails and pull confidently towards the shiny new object of
  desire.
Always making sure to walk confidently and with the dogs beside you or behind
  you and not pulling.
Starting on familiar ground helps students begin speaking confidently.
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