Confidence

  • 1 confidence — [ kɔ̃fidɑ̃s ] n. f. • v. 1370; lat. confidentia → confier 1 ♦ (1647) Communication d un secret qui concerne soi même. ⇒ confession. Faire une confidence à qqn. Recevoir des confidences. « La confidence n est parfois qu un succédané laïque de la… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 confidence — con‧fi‧dence [ˈkɒnfdns ǁ ˈkɑːn ] noun [uncountable] 1. the feeling that you can trust someone or something to do what they say, work properly etc: • We have every confidence in the team. • Our top priority is to maintain customer confidence in… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Confidence — Con fi*dence, n. [L. confidentia firm trust in, self confidence: cf. F. confidence.] 1. The act of confiding, trusting, or putting faith in; trust; reliance; belief; formerly followed by of, now commonly by in. [1913 Webster] Society is built… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 confidence — 1 *trust, reliance, dependence, faith Analogous words: certitude, assurance, conviction, *certainty: credence, credit, *belief, faith Antonyms: doubt: apprehension Contrasted words: *distrust, mistrust: despair, hopelessness (see under …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 confidence — Confidence. s. f. Participation aux secrets d autruy. Il est dans la confidence d un tel. il a la confidence d un tel. entrer dans la confidence de quelqu un. parler en confidence. traiter en confidence. On dit, Faire confidence de quelque chose… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 confidence — CONFIDENCE. s. f. La part qu on donne ou qu on reçoit d un secret. Faire confidence de quelque chose à quelqu un. Il m a fait confidence de son dessein. Être bien avant dans la confidence, entrer dans la confidence de quelqu un. Parler en… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 7 confidence — I (faith) noun affiance, aplomb, assurance, boldness, certainty, certitude, cocksureness, confidentness, conviction, courage, credence, credulity, fearlessness, fides, fiducia, firm belief, heart, intrepidity, morale, nerve, optimism, poise,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 confidence — [kän′fə dəns] n. [ME < L confidentia < confidens, prp. of CONFIDE] 1. firm belief; trust; reliance 2. the fact of being or feeling certain; assurance 3. belief in one s own abilities; self confidence 4. a relationship as confidant [take me… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 confidence — ► NOUN 1) the belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or something. 2) self assurance arising from an appreciation of one s abilities. 3) the telling of private matters or secrets with mutual trust. 4) a secret or private matter told …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Confidence — Álbum de Downface Publicación 1997 Género(s) Rock experimental Post grunge Duración 41:19 Cronología de …

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  • 11 confidence — early 15c., from M.Fr. confidence or directly from L. confidentia, from confidentem (nom. confidens) firmly trusting, bold, prp. of confidere to have full trust or reliance, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + fidere to trust (see …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 confidence — [n1] belief in oneself aplomb, assurance, backbone, boldness, brashness, certainty, cool, courage, daring, dash, determination, elan, faith in oneself, fearlessness, firmness, fortitude, grit, hardihood, heart, impudence, intrepidity, mettle,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 Confidence — (fr., spr. Kongfidangs), Vertrauen, vertrauliche Mittheilung; Confidencen machen, Jemand im Vertrauen etwas sagen; Confident (spr. Kongfidang), Confie (spr. Kongfih), Vertrauter; Confidiren (Confiiren), anvertrauen; Confidentiel, vertraulich …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 Confidence — (frz. Kongfidangs), Vertrauen, vertraute Mittheilung. Confidentiell, lat., vertraulich …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 15 confidence — noun 1 belief in others ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, complete, full, total ▪ The company needs the full confidence of its investors. ▪ great, high …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 confidence — con|fi|dence W2S2 [ˈkɔnfıdəns US ˈka:n ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(feeling somebody/something is good)¦ 2¦(belief in yourself)¦ 3¦(feeling something is true)¦ 4 gain/win/earn somebody s confidence 5¦(keep information secret)¦ 6 take somebody into your… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 confidence — n. trust reliance 1) to enjoy, have; gain, win smb. s confidence 2) to inspire, instill confidence in smb. 3) to have; place one s confidence in smb. 4) to misplace one s confidence 5) to take smb. into one s confidence 6) to shake smb. s… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 confidence — noun 1 FEELING SB/STH IS GOOD (U) the feeling that you can trust someone or something to be good, work well, or produce good results (+ in): Our first priority is to maintain the customer s confidence in our product. | have confidence in: We have …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 confidence — con|fi|dence [ kanfıdəns ] noun *** 1. ) uncount the belief that you are able to do things well: give someone confidence: Motherhood gave her confidence. gain/lose confidence: The more he fails, the more he loses confidence in his abilities. lack …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 confidence */*/*/ — UK [ˈkɒnfɪd(ə)ns] / US [ˈkɑnfɪdəns] noun Word forms confidence : singular confidence plural confidences 1) [uncountable] the belief that you are able to do things well have confidence: He s a nice boy, but he doesn t have much confidence.… …

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