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con·fi·dent

 (kŏn′fĭ-dənt)
adj.
1. Feeling or showing certainty, as of success: was confident that the venture would be profitable.
2. Feeling or showing confidence in oneself; self-assured: a confident driver. See Synonyms at sure.
3. Obsolete Confiding; trustful.

[Latin cōnfīdēns, cōnfīdent-, present participle of cōnfīdere, to rely on; see confide.]

con′fi·dent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.confidently - with confidence; in a confident manner; "we have to do what is right confidently"
Translations
prepričanosamozavestno

confidently

[ˈkɒnfɪdəntlɪ] ADV [predict, promise] → con seguridad, con confianza; [smile, stride, enter] → con seguridad; [speak, reply] → con un tono de seguridad or confianza
"sure," he said confidently-claro -dijo lleno de confianza
we confidently expect thatcreemos con toda confianza que ...

confidently

[ˈkɒnfɪdəntli] adv
(= with certainty) [say, predict, promise] → en toute certitude
(in a self-assured manner) [speak, walk, behave] → avec assurance

confidently

adv
zuversichtlich; look forward alsovertrauensvoll
(= self-confidently)selbstsicher; (= with conviction)mit Überzeugung

confidently

[ˈkɒnfɪdntlɪ] advcon sicurezza
References in classic literature ?
Tashtego reporting that the whales had gone down heading to leeward, we confidently looked to see them again directly in advance of our bows.
I can only put you confidentially in possession of my private opinion, leaving you entirely free to draw your own inferences from it, and regretting that I cannot write more confidently and more definitely than I have written here.
This, however, as I hoped, proved the undoing of him, for he now hit out confidently at everything, and with his score at nine I beat him with my shooter.
Apparently reassured by the act, he walked confidently toward the road.
Whether the captain acted by this maxim, I will not positively determine: so far we may confidently say, that his actions may be fairly derived from this diabolical principle; and indeed it is difficult to assign any other motive to them: for no sooner was he possessed of Miss Bridget, and reconciled to Allworthy, than he began to show a coldness to his brother which increased daily; till at length it grew into rudeness, and became very visible to every one.
Thus, a well-flavoured vegetable is cooked, and the individual is destroyed; but the horticulturist sows seeds of the same stock, and confidently expects to get nearly the same variety; breeders of cattle wish the flesh and fat to be well marbled together; the animal has been slaughtered, but the breeder goes with confidence to the same family.
Leo Hunter, then, that she may confidently expect you and your distinguished friends?
She was confidently waiting for him to declare himself and she meant to accept him.
As you ascend the mountains about its shores, says he, you behold this immense body of water spreading itself before you, and stretching further and further, in one wide and far-reaching expanse, until the eye, wearied with continued and strained attention, rests in the blue dimness of distance, upon lofty ranges of mountains, confidently asserted to rise from the bosom of the waters.
Again Napoleon brought out his snuffbox, paced several times up and down the room in silence, and then, suddenly and unexpectedly, went up to Balashev and with a slight smile, as confidently, quickly, and simply as if he were doing something not merely important but pleasing to Balashev, he raised his hand to the forty-year-old Russian general's face and, taking him by the ear, pulled it gently, smiling with his lips only.
My father had the contempt of familiarity with it, having himself written a very brief sketch of our accidence, and he seems to have let me plunge into the sea of Spanish verbs and adverbs, nouns and pronouns, and all the rest, when as yet I could not confidently call them by name, with the serene belief that if I did not swim I would still somehow get ashore without sinking.
But thus hast thou ever been: ever hast thou approached confidently all that is terrible.