Meaning of CONFIDENCE in English

CONFIDENCE

I. noun Date: 14th century 1. a feeling or consciousness of one's powers or of reliance on one's circumstances , faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way , the quality or state of being certain ; certitude , 3. a relation of trust or intimacy , reliance on another's discretion , support especially in a legislative body , a communication made in ~ ; secret , Synonyms: see: ~ II. adjective Date: 1849 of, relating to, or adept at swindling by false promises

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