Meaning of CONFIDENCE in English


Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


If you have ~ in someone, you feel that you can trust them.

I have every ~ in you...

This has contributed to the lack of ~ in the police...

His record on ceasefires inspires no ~.

= faith

N-UNCOUNT: usu N in n


If you have ~, you feel sure about your abilities, qualities, or ideas.

The band is on excellent form and brimming with ~...

I always thought the worst of myself and had no ~ whatsoever.



If you can say something with ~, you feel certain it is correct.

I can say with ~ that such rumors were totally groundless.

N-UNCOUNT: usu with N


If you tell someone something in ~, you tell them a secret.

We told you all these things in ~...

Even telling Lois seemed a betrayal of ~.

N-UNCOUNT: usu in N

If you take someone into your ~, you tell them a secret.

If your daughter takes you into her ~, don’t rush off to tell your husband.

PHRASE: V inflects


see also vote of no ~

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