confident
adjective Etymology: Latin confident-, confidens, from present participle of confidere Date: circa 1567 1. full of conviction ; certain <
confident of success
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confident that conditions will improve
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2. having or showing assurance and self-reliance <
a confident young businessman
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a confident manner
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3. obsolete trustful, confidingconfidently adverb

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  • confident — confident, ente [ kɔ̃fidɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] n. • av. 1630; it. confidente, lat. confidens « confiant » 1 ♦ Personne qui reçoit les plus secrètes pensées de qqn. Mon ami et mon confident. Être le confident des secrets, des projets de qqn. Un confident… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • confident — CONFIDÉNT, Ă, confidenţi, te, s.m. şi f. Persoană căreia i se fac confidenţe; p. ext. prieten. – Din fr. confident, lat. confidens, ntis. Trimis de Joseph, 22.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  CONFIDÉNT s. 1. intim, (înv.) tainic. (confident al domni… …   Dicționar Român

  • confident — confident, ente (kon fi dant, dan t ) s. m. et f. 1°   Celui, celle à qui l on fait la confidence de ses secrets, de ses pensées intimes. •   Apprends, ma confidente, apprends à me connaître, CORN. Rodog. II, 2. •   Je te fis après lui mon plus… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • confident — CONFIDENT, ENTE. sub. Celui, celle à qui l on confie ses plus secrètes pensées. C est son confident. C est sa confidente. Il étoit le confident de toute l intrigue. Il fut trahi par son confident. Confident discret. Sa plus chère confidente. On… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • confident — confident, assured, sanguine, sure, presumptuous arecomparable as applied to a person or to his temperament, looks, manner, acts, or utterances with the meaning not inhibited by doubts, fears, or a sense of inferiority. Confident may imply a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • confident — Confident, [confid]ente. s. Celuy à qui l on confie ses plus secrettes pensées. C est son confident. c est sa confidente. il estoit le confident de toute l intrigue. il fut trahi par son confident. confident discret, sa plus chere confidente …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • confident — [kän′fə dənt] adj. 1. full of confidence; specif., a) assured; certain [confident of victory] b) sure of oneself; self confident; bold [a confident manner] 2. Obs. trustful; confiding n. CONFIDANT SYN. SURE …   English World dictionary

  • confident — (adj.) 1570s, self reliant, sure of oneself, from M.Fr. confident, from L. confidentem (nom. confidens) firmly trusting, reliant, self confident, bold, daring, prp. of confidere (see CONFIDENCE (Cf. confidence)). Related: Confidently …   Etymology dictionary

  • Confident — Con fi*dent, n. See {Confidant}. South. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confident — index assertive, categorical, certain (fixed), certain (positive), definite, dogmatic, indubious …   Law dictionary

  • confident — [adj1] certain, assured bet on*, bold, brave, cocksure, convinced, counting on, courageous, dauntless, depending on, expectant, expecting, fearless, having faith in, high*, hopeful, intrepid, positive, presuming, presumptuous, puffed up*, pushy,… …   New thesaurus

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