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confidence

con·fi·dence

confidence

 
pronunciation:
kan fih dihns
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part of speech: noun
definition: a sense of trust or faith in a person or thing.
The passengers have confidence in the pilot.He was a great singer before he lost his confidence.
 
synonyms:
belief, faith, trust
antonyms:
doubt
similar words:
sureness
Word Parts
The word confidence contains the following parts:
fid Latin root that means faith, trust
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.