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con•fi•dent(ˈkɒn fɪ dənt)
Confidant /'kɒnfɪdænt/ is a noun. A confidant is a person who you discuss your private problems and worries with. You use the spelling confidante when the person is a woman.
Confident /'kɒnfɪdənt/ is an adjective. If you are confident about something, you are certain that it will happen in the way you want.
People who are confident are sure of their own abilities.
Someone who is self-conscious is easily embarrassed and worries about what other people think of them.
If someone is sure of their own abilities, qualities, or ideas, you do not say that they are 'self-conscious'. You say that they are confident, self-confident, or self-assured.
|Adj.||1.||confident - having or marked by confidence or assurance; "a confident speaker"; "a confident reply"; "his manner is more confident these days"; "confident of fulfillment"|
|2.||confident - persuaded of; very sure; "were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join"; "I am positive he is lying"; "was confident he would win"|
|3.||confident - not liable to error in judgment or action; "most surefooted of the statesmen who dealt with the depression"- Walter Lippman; "demonstrates a surefooted storytelling talent"- Michiko Kakutani|
capable - (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability; "capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable of walking on two feet"
certain not sure, uncertain, doubtful, dubious, unsure, unconvinced
self-assured shy, afraid, scared, nervous, unsure, tentative, insecure, hesitant, self-doubting, jittery, lacking confidence, mousy
confident[ˈkɒnfɪdənt] ADJ [person] → seguro, seguro de sí mismo; [prediction] → hecho con seguridad, hecho con confianza; [performance, smile, reply, manner] → lleno de seguridad, lleno de confianza
to be confident that → estar seguro de que
to be confident of doing sth → confiar en hacer algo
he is confident of success → confía en obtener el éxito
to feel or be confident about sth → tener confianza en algo
the prime minister is in confident mood → el primer ministro está lleno de confianza
She seems quite confident → Elle a l'air sûre d'elle.