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confident

con·fi·dent

confident

 
 
pronunciation:
kan fih dnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having trust or faith; satisfied and sure.
We are confident that our team will win.
synonyms:
certain, positive, sure
antonyms:
apprehensive, hesitant, uncertain
similar words:
convinced, secure
definition 2: sure about one's own abilities.
Lara was shy, but new friends have made her more confident.
synonyms:
self-confident
antonyms:
bashful, beaten, insecure, shy, timid
similar words:
secure
derivation: confidently (adv.)
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The word confident contains the following parts:
fid Latin root that means faith, trust
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.