confident

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 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

  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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

  • 9 Confident — Con fi*dent, n. See {Confidant}. South. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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  • 11 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,… …

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  • 12 confident — ► ADJECTIVE 1) feeling confidence in oneself. 2) feeling certainty about something. DERIVATIVES confidently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 confident — con|fi|dent W3S2 [ˈkɔnfıdənt US ˈka:n ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of confidere; CONFIDE] 1.) [not before noun] sure that something will happen in the way that you want or expect confident (that) ▪ We are… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 confident — con|fi|dent [ kanfıdənt ] adjective ** 1. ) someone who is confident believes in their own abilities and so does not feel nervous or frightened: a confident mood/smile/manner confident about: I was starting to feel more confident about the exam.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 confident */*/ — UK [ˈkɒnfɪd(ə)nt] / US [ˈkɑnfɪdənt] adjective 1) someone who is confident believes in their own abilities and so does not feel nervous or frightened a confident mood/smile/manner confident about: I was starting to feel more confident about the… …

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  • 16 confident — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ We feel confident that these results are accurate. ▪ become …

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  • 17 confident — [[t]kɒ̱nfɪdənt[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ that, ADJ prep If you are confident about something, you are certain that it will happen in the way you want it to. I am confident that everything will come out right in time... Mr… …

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  • 18 CONFIDENT — ENTE. s. Celui, celle à qui l on confie ses plus secrètes pensées. C est son confident. C est sa confidente. Achate était le confident d Énée. Il était le confident de toute l intrigue. J étais le confident de ses peines. Il fut trahi par son… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 19 confident — adj. 1) confident of (confident of success) 2) confident that + clause (she was confident that she would succeed) * * * [ kɒnfɪd(ə)nt] confident that 4 clause (she was confident that she would succeed) confident of (confident of success) …

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  • 20 confident — adjective 1 sure that you can do something or deal with a situation successfully: He gave her a confident smile. | be confident about: Joyce is very confident about using computers. 2 (not before noun) very sure that something is going to happen… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English