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con·fi·dence

 (kŏn′fĭ-dəns)
n.
1.
a. A belief or conviction that an outcome will be favorable: I have every confidence that we can find a solution.
b. Belief in the certainty of something: The engineers determined with confidence that the ship could withstand heavy seas.
2. Belief in the effectiveness of one's own abilities or in one's favorable acceptance by others; self-confidence.
3. Trust or faith in a person or thing: We are placing our confidence in you to get the job done. See Synonyms at trust.
4. A trusting relationship: I took them into my confidence.
5.
a. That which is confided; a secret: A friend does not betray confidences.
b. A feeling of assurance that a confidant will keep a secret: I am telling you this in strict confidence.
adj.
Of, relating to, or involving a swindle or fraud: a confidence scheme; a confidence trickster.
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confidence

(ˈkɒnfɪdəns)
n
1. a feeling of trust in a person or thing: I have confidence in his abilities.
2. belief in one's own abilities; self-assurance
3. trust or a trustful relationship: take me into your confidence.
4. something confided or entrusted; secret
5. in confidence as a secret
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con•fi•dence

(ˈkɒn fɪ dəns)

n.
1. belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing; trust; reliance.
2. belief in oneself and one's powers or abilities; self-confidence.
3. certitude; assurance: to speak with confidence of a fact.
4. a confidential communication: to exchange confidences.
5. (esp. in European politics) the wish to retain an incumbent government in office, as shown by a vote on a particular issue.
6. presumption; impudence.
Idioms:
in confidence, as a secret or private matter not to be divulged.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin]
syn: confidence, assurance both imply a faith in oneself. confidence usu. implies a firm belief in oneself without a display of arrogance or conceit: His friends admired his confidence at the party. assurance implies even more sureness of one's own abilities, often to the point of offensive boastfulness: She spoke with assurance but lacked the qualifications for the job.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confidence - freedom from doubtconfidence - freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"
certainty - the state of being certain; "his certainty reassured the others"
2.confidence - a feeling of trust (in someone or something); "I have confidence in our team"; "confidence is always borrowed, never owned"
security - freedom from anxiety or fear; "the watch dog gave her a feeling of security"
diffidence, self-distrust, self-doubt - lack of self-confidence
3.confidence - a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable; "public confidence in the economy"
hopefulness - full of hope
4.confidence - a trustful relationshipconfidence - a trustful relationship; "he took me into his confidence"; "he betrayed their trust"
friendly relationship, friendship - the state of being friends (or friendly)
5.confidence - a secret that is confided or entrusted to another; "everyone trusted him with their confidences"; "the priest could not reveal her confidences"
secret - something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on); "the combination to the safe was a secret"; "he tried to keep his drinking a secret"
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confidence

noun
1. trust, belief, faith, dependence, reliance, credence I have every confidence in you.
trust doubt, disbelief, distrust, mistrust, misgiving
2. self-assurance, courage, assurance, aplomb, boldness, self-reliance, self-possession, nerve She always thinks the worst of herself and has no confidence whatsoever.
self-assurance fear, uncertainty, apprehension, shyness, self-doubt
3. secret I'm not in the habit of exchanging confidences with her.
in confidence in secrecy, privately, confidentially, between you and me (and the gatepost), (just) between ourselves I'm telling you all these things in confidence.
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confidence

noun
1. Absolute certainty in the trustworthiness of another:
2. A firm belief in one's own powers:
3. The fact or condition of being without doubt:
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Translations
ثِقَةثِقَةٌ بالنَّفْسثِقَه
důvěradůvěrnostjistotasebedůvěrasebejistota
selvtillidtiltrotillidbetroelse
itseluottamusluottamuksellinen tietoluottamus
povjerenjepovjerljivostsamopouzdanje
sjálfstrausttraust
信頼秘密自信
비밀신뢰자신감
samozavestzaupanjezaupno
förtroendesjälvförtroende
ความเชื่อใจความไว้เนื้อเชื่อใจความมั่นใจ
bí mậtsự tin tưởngsự tự tin

confidence

[ˈkɒnfɪdəns]
A. N
1. (= trust) → confianza f
to gain sb's confidenceganarse la confianza de algn
to have (every) confidence in sbtener (entera) confianza en algn
to have (every) confidence thatestar seguro de que
to inspire confidenceinspirar confianza
a motion of no confidencemoción f de censura
to put one's confidence in sth/sbconfiar en algo/algn
2. (also self-confidence) → confianza f (en sí mismo), seguridad f (en sí mismo)
to gain confidenceganar confianza or seguridad (en sí mismo)
he lacks confidencele falta confianza or seguridad (en sí mismo)
3. (= secrecy) → confianza f
in confidenceen confianza
to tell sb (about) sth in strict confidencedecir algo a algn en la más estricta confianza
"write in confidence to Michelle Davis""escriba a Michelle Davis: discreción garantizada"
to take sb into one's confidenceconfiarse a algn
4. (= revelation) → confidencia f
they exchanged confidencesse hicieron confidencias
B. CPD confidence man Ntimador m, estafador m
confidence trick, confidence game (esp US) Ntimo m, estafa f
confidence trickster Ntimador(a) m/f, estafador(a) m/f
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confidence

[ˈkɒnfɪdəns] n
(= faith, certainty) → confiance f
to have every confidence that ... → être certain(e) que ...
to have confidence in sb/sth → avoir confiance en qn/qch
I've got confidence in you → J'ai confiance en toi.
(also self-confidence) → assurance f, confiance f en soi
She lacks confidence → Elle manque d'assurance.
(POLITICS) motion of no confidence → motion f de censure
(= secret) → confidence f
in confidence [speak, write] → en confidence
to tell sb sth in strict confidence → dire qch à qn en toute confidenceconfidence game (mainly US) nescroquerie fconfidence man (mainly US) n (= con man) → escroc mconfidence trick nescroquerie fconfidence vote nvote m de confiance
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confidence

n
(= trust)Vertrauen nt; (in sb’s abilities also) → Zutrauen nt(in zu); (= confident expectation)Zuversicht f; to have (every/no) confidence in somebody/something(volles/kein) Vertrauen zu jdm/etw haben or in jdn/etw setzen; they have no confidence in his ability/the futuresie haben kein Vertrauen or Zutrauen zu seinen Fähigkeiten/kein Vertrauen in die Zukunft; I have every confidence that …ich bin ganz zuversichtlich, dass …; to put one’s confidence in somebody/somethingauf jdn/etw bauen, sich auf jdn/etw verlassen; I wish I had your confidenceich wünschte, ich hätte deine Zuversicht(lichkeit); we look with confidencewir schauen zuversichtlich; can you leave your car here with confidence?kann man hier sein Auto beruhigt abstellen?; he talked with confidence on the subjecter äußerte sich sehr kompetent zu dem Thema; I can’t talk with any confidence about …ich kann nichts Bestimmtes über (+acc)sagen; in the full confidence that …im festen Vertrauen darauf, dass …; issue of confidence (Parl) → Vertrauensfrage f; to give a vote of confidence (Parl) → das Vertrauen aussprechen; to ask for a vote of confidence (Parl) → die Vertrauensfrage stellen; motion/vote of no confidenceMisstrauensantrag m/-votum nt
(= self-confidence)(Selbst)vertrauen nt, → Selbstsicherheit f
(= confidential relationship)Vertrauen nt; in (strict) confidence(streng) vertraulich; to take somebody into one’s confidencejdn ins Vertrauen ziehen; to be in or enjoy somebody’s confidencejds Vertrauen besitzen or genießen
(= information confided)vertrauliche Mitteilung

confidence

:
confidence building
nVertrauensbildung f
confidence-building
confidence trick
confidence trickster
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confidence

[ˈkɒnfɪdns] n
a. (trust) → fiducia
to have (every) confidence in sb → avere (piena) fiducia in qn
to have (every) confidence that → essere (assolutamente) certo/a che
motion of no confidence (Parliament) → mozione f di sfiducia
b. (also self-confidence) → sicurezza di sé, fiducia in se stesso/a
to gain confidence → acquistare sicurezza
c. (secret) → confidenza
to take sb into one's confidence → confidarsi con qn
to tell sb sth in strict confidence → dire qc a qn in via strettamente confidenziale
to write in confidence to sb → scrivere a qn con la massima riservatezza
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confide

(kənˈfaid) verb
to tell one's private thoughts to someone. He confided in his brother; He confided his fears to his brother.
confidence (ˈkonfidəns) noun
1. trust or belief in someone's ability. I have great confidence in you.
2. belief and faith in one's own ability. She shows a great deal of confidence for her age.
confident (ˈkonfidənt) adjective
having a great deal of trust (especially in oneself). She is confident that she will win; a confident boy.
confidential (konfiˈdenʃəl) adjective
1. secret; not to be told to others. confidential information.
2. trusted to keep secrets. a confidential secretary.
confidentiality (ˈkonfidenʃiˈӕləti) noun
ˌconfiˈdentially adverb
secretly; not wishing to have the information passed on to anyone else. She could not tell me what he said – he was speaking confidentially.
conˈfiding adjective
trustful.
conˈfidingly adverb
in confidence
as a secret; confidentially. He told me the story in (strictest) confidence.
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confidence

ثِقَة důvěra, důvěrnost, sebejistota betroelse, selvtillid, tiltro Selbstvertrauen, Vertrauen, vertrauliche Mitteilung αυτοπεποίθηση, εμπιστευτικότητα, εμπιστοσύνη confianza, confidencia, seguridad en sí mismo itseluottamus, luottamuksellinen tieto, luottamus confiance, confiance en soi, confidence povjerenje, povjerljivost, samopouzdanje confidenza, fiducia, fiducia in se stessi 信頼, 秘密, 自信 비밀, 신뢰, 자신감 geheim, vertrouwen, zelfvertrouwen betroelse, selvtillit, tillit pewność, zaufanie, zwierzenie confiança, confidência самоуверенность, секрет, уверенность förtroende, självförtroende ความเชื่อใจ, ความไว้เนื้อเชื่อใจ, ความมั่นใจ güven, özgüven, sır bí mật, sự tin tưởng, sự tự tin 信心, 信赖, 机密
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confidence

n confianza
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