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confident

[kon-fi-duh nt] /ˈkɒn fɪ dənt/
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
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin confīdent- (stem of confīdēns), present participle of confīdere. See confide, -ent
Related forms
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
Can be confused
confidant, confidante, confident.
Synonyms
1. certain, positive. See sure. 2. self-reliant, assured, intrepid.
Antonyms
2. modest, diffident.
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confident

/ˈkɒnfɪdənt/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) foll by of. having or showing confidence or certainty; sure: confident of success
2.
sure of oneself; bold
3.
presumptuous; excessively bold
Derived Forms
confidently, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin confīdens trusting, having self-confidence, from confīdere to have complete trust in; see confide
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confident

adj.

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.

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