Meaning of CONFIDENCE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ kɒnfɪdəns ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
If you have confidence in someone, you feel that you can trust them.
I have every confidence in you...
This has contributed to the lack of confidence in the police...
His record on ceasefires inspires no confidence.
N-UNCOUNT : usu N in n
If you have confidence , you feel sure about your abilities, qualities, or ideas.
The band is on excellent form and brimming with confidence...
I always thought the worst of myself and had no confidence whatsoever.
If you can say something with confidence , you feel certain it is correct.
I can say with confidence that such rumors were totally groundless.
N-UNCOUNT : usu with N
If you tell someone something in confidence , you tell them a secret.
We told you all these things in confidence...
Even telling Lois seemed a betrayal of confidence.
N-UNCOUNT : usu in N
If you take someone into your confidence , you tell them a secret.
If your daughter takes you into her confidence, don’t rush off to tell your husband.
PHRASE : V inflects
see also vote of no confidence
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006