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Definition of Confidence


  1. The act of confiding, trusting, or putting faith in; trust; reliance; belief; -- formerly followed by of, now commonly by in.
  2. That in which faith is put or reliance had.
  3. The state of mind characterized by one's reliance on himself, or his circumstances; a feeling of self-sufficiency; such assurance as leads to a feeling of security; self-reliance; -- often with self prefixed.
  4. Private conversation; (pl.) secrets shared; as, there were confidences between them.
  5. Trustful; without fear or suspicion; frank; unreserved.
  6. Having self-reliance; bold; undaunted.
  7. Having an excess of assurance; bold to a fault; dogmatical; impudent; presumptuous.
  8. Giving occasion for confidence.

Confidence Quotations

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
Ann Landers

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Keller

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Confidence Translations

confidence in Afrikaans is vertroue
confidence in Danish is tillid
confidence in Dutch is fiducie, vertrouwen, geloof
confidence in French is confidence, confiance, foi
confidence in German is Zuversicht, vertrauen, vertrauen
confidence in Italian is fiducia, confidenza
confidence in Latin is fides, fiducia
confidence in Spanish is confianza
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