confidante


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con·fi·dante

 (kŏn′fĭ-dănt′, -dänt′, kŏn′fĭ-dănt′, -dänt′)
n.
A confidant, especially one who is a woman.

[French confidente, feminine of confident, confidant; see confidant.]

confidante

(ˌkɒnfɪˈdænt; ˈkɒnfɪˌdænt)
n
a person, esp a woman, to whom private matters are confided

con•fi•dante

(ˌkɒn fɪˈdænt, -ˈdɑnt, ˈkɒn fɪˌdænt, -ˌdɑnt)

n.
a woman to whom secrets are confided or with whom private matters and problems are discussed.
[1700–10; < French confidente]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confidante - a female confidant
confidant, intimate - someone to whom private matters are confided

confidante

noun
1. One in whom secrets are confided:
2. A person whom one knows well, likes, and trusts:
Informal: bud, buddy.
Slang: sidekick.
Translations

confidante

[ˌkɒnfɪˈdænt] Nconfidenta f

confidante

[ˌkɒnfɪˈdænt] nconfidente f

confidante

nVertraute f

confidante

[ˌkɒnfɪˈdænt] nconfidente f
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Meg was Amy's confidante and monitor, and by some strange attraction of opposites Jo was gentle Beth's.
From this time the subject was never revived by Elinor, and when entered on by Lucy, who seldom missed an opportunity of introducing it, and was particularly careful to inform her confidante, of her happiness whenever she received a letter from Edward, it was treated by the former with calmness and caution, and dismissed as soon as civility would allow; for she felt such conversations to be an indulgence which Lucy did not deserve, and which were dangerous to herself.
Well, then, in the time of this good king that famous order of chivalry of the Knights of the Round Table was instituted, and the amour of Don Lancelot of the Lake with the Queen Guinevere occurred, precisely as is there related, the go-between and confidante therein being the highly honourable dame Quintanona, whence came that ballad so well known and widely spread in our Spain-
Now, as she pressed Geeka close to her, her sobs lessened gradually, until she was able to control her voice, and pour out her misery into the ivory ear of her only confidante.
Jane's delicate sense of honour would not allow her to speak to Elizabeth privately of what Lydia had let fall; Elizabeth was glad of it; -- till it appeared whether her inquiries would receive any satisfaction, she had rather be without a confidante.
No want of understrappers: my sister desires her love, and hopes to be admitted into the company, and will be happy to take the part of any old duenna or tame confidante, that you may not like to do yourselves.
Raoul opened one of the side windows, and then, being alone with Louise, said to her: "You know, Louise, that from my childhood I have regarded you as my sister, as one who has been the confidante of all my troubles, to whom I have entrusted all my hopes.
Plainly he had now come to regard Annette as a legitimate confidante.
must from situation be at this time the intimate friend and confidante of her sister.
I know I shall always be my daughters' first confidante, and that if Nicholas, with his impulsive nature, does get into mischief (a boy can't help it), he will all the same never be like those Petersburg young men.
He made his daughter Eleanor into his chief confidante, and the prime of her life was being rapidly consumed by her father.
She is the chosen confidante of this irresistible man; and she would like to express her sense of obligation.