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confident

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.
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
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.