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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French confidence, from Latin cōnfīdentia from cōnfīdō from con- (with) + fīdō (trust)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

confidence (countable and uncountable, plural confidences)

  1. Passive self-assurance.
  2. Expression or feeling of certainty.
  3. The quality of trusting.
  4. Information held in secret.

QuotationsEdit

  • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, in Internal Combustion[1]:
    But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.
  • 1956Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p 39
    Khedron hesitated for a moment, wondering how far he should take Jeserac into his confidence. He knew that Jeserac was kindly and well-intentioned, but he also knew that he must be bound by the same taboos that controlled everyone on Diaspar.

AntonymsEdit

  • (self-assurance): fear

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin cōnfīdentia. Doublet of confiance.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

confidence f (plural confidences)

  1. confidence, secret

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