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con·fi·dent

confident

 
 
pronunciation:
kan fih dnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having full assurance; secure and satisfied.
The coach is confident that the team will win.This job applicant was certainly confident in her abilities.After the last successful campaign, the generals were confident of overall victory.
synonyms:
certain, positive, sure
antonyms:
apprehensive, hesitant, tentative, uncertain
similar words:
cocksure, convinced, nonchalant, satisfied, secure
definition 2: secure in one's own abilities; self-assured.
Now that she's been with the company for a year, she is much more confident.Wearing this stylish suit will make you feel confident.
synonyms:
assured, self-assured, self-confident
antonyms:
bashful, beaten, diffident, insecure, self-conscious, shy, tentative, timid, timorous, tremulous
similar words:
nonchalant, secure
definition 3: overly self-assured; presumptuous.
You're a bit confident, saying something as bold as that!I detest that he's so smug and confident.
synonyms:
cocksure, cocky, presumptuous
antonyms:
diffident
similar words:
assertive, bold, brash, forward, nervy, overconfident
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derivation: confidently (adv.)
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