Meaning of CONFIDENCE in English


n. Function: noun


Synonyms: TRUST 1, dependence, faith, hope, reliance, stock

Contrasted Words: distrust, mistrust; despair, hopelessness

Antonyms: doubt; apprehension

2 a feeling or showing of adequacy and reliance on oneself and one's powers FF1C; had serene confidence in his own ability to win FF1E;

Synonyms: aplomb, assurance, self-assurance, self-assuredness, self-confidence, self-trust; compare EQUANIMITY

Related Words: courage, mettle, resolution, spirit, tenacity; brashness, impudence, presumption

Contrasted Words: apprehension, incertitude, misgiving, self-depreciation, self-doubt, uncertitude

Antonyms: diffidence


Synonyms: CERTAINTY , assurance, assuredness, certitude, conviction, sureness, surety


Synonyms: EFFRONTERY , brashness, brass, cheek, chutzpah, ||crust, face, gall, nerve, presumption

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.