Meaning of CONFIDENCE in English


■ noun

1》 the belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or something.

↘a positive feeling arising from an appreciation of one's own abilities; self-assurance.

2》 the telling of private matters or secrets with mutual trust.

↘a secret or private matter told to someone under a condition of trust.


in someone's ~ in a position of trust with someone.

take someone into one's ~ tell someone one's secrets.


ME: from L. confidentia , from confidere (see confident ).

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