n.1.The act of confiding, trusting, or putting faith in; trust; reliance; belief; - formerly followed by of, now commonly by in.
2.That in which faith is put or reliance had.
The Lord shall be thy confidence.
- Prov. iii. 26.
2.Trustful; without fear or suspicion; frank; unreserved.
3.The state of mind characterized by one's reliance on himself, or his circumstances; a feeling of self-sufficiency; such assurance as leads to a feeling of security; self-reliance; - often with self prefixed.
Your wisdom is consumed in confidence;
Do not go forth to-day.
- Shak.
3.Having self-reliance; bold; undaunted.
4.Private conversation; (pl.) secrets shared; as, there were confidences between them.
Sir, I desire some confidence with you.
- Shak.
Confidence game
any swindling operation in which advantage is taken of the confidence reposed by the victim in the swindler; several swindlers often work together to create the illusion of truth; - also called con game.
Confidence man
a swindler.
To take into one's confidence
to admit to a knowledge of one's feelings, purposes, or affairs.
4.Having an excess of assurance; bold to a fault; dogmatical; impudent; presumptuous.
The fool rageth and is confident.
- Prov. xiv. 16.
5.Giving occasion for confidence.
Noun1.Confidenceconfidence - freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"
2.confidence - a feeling of trust (in someone or something); "I have confidence in our team"; "confidence is always borrowed, never owned"
diffidence, self-distrust, self-doubt - lack of self-confidence
3.confidence - a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable; "public confidence in the economy"
4.confidence - a trustful relationship; "he took me into his confidence"; "he betrayed their trust"
Synonyms: trust
5.confidence - a secret that is confided or entrusted to another; "everyone trusted him with their confidences"; "the priest could not reveal her confidences"
acceptation, acception, acquiescence, anticipation, aplomb, arcanum, arrogance, aspiration, assumption, assured faith, assuredness, balance, belief, boldness, brashness, brass, cabala, certainty, certitude, cheek, cheerful expectation, classified information, cocksureness, confidential communication, confidentially, confidentness, contemplation, conviction, coolness, credence, credit, credulity, crust, dauntlessness, dependence, desire, doomed hope, enigma, equability, equanimity, equilibrium, esoterica, expectancy, expectation, face, fair prospect, fearlessness, fervent hope, gall, good cheer, good hope, great expectations, guarded secret, hermetics, high hopes, hope, hopeful prognosis, hopefulness, hopes, hoping, hoping against hope, hubris, imminence, impudence, in confidence, in privacy, intimately, level head, levelheadedness, mettle, mystery, mystery of mysteries, nerve, overconfidence, oversureness, overweening, overweeningness, personal matter, poise, pomposity, positiveness, possession, prayerful hope, presence of mind, presumption, pride, private matter, privately, privileged communication, privity, probability, profound secret, promise, prospect, prospects, reception, reliance on, resolution, restraint, restricted information, sanguine expectation, sealed book, secret, security, self-command, self-control, self-importance, self-possession, self-restraint, settled belief, spirit, stock, store, subjective certainty, sureness, surety, suspension of disbelief, tenacity, the occult, thought, unafraidness, unapprehensiveness, unastonishment, unbashfulness, undauntedness, unfearfulness, unfearingness, unshrinkingness, unshyness, untimidness, well-grounded hope, well-regulated mind
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