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I did a lot of ridiculous television. Between 1980 and '85 I had no confidence, so I did everything I was told to do.
Dana Carvey

Meaning of "confidence" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONFIDENCE

confidence  [ˈkɒnfɪdəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONFIDENCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Confidence is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONFIDENCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

confidence

Confidence

Confidence is generally described as a state of being certain either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct or that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective. Self-confidence is having confidence in oneself. Arrogance or hubris in this comparison, is having unmerited confidence—believing something or someone is capable or correct when they are not. Overconfidence or presumptuousness is excessive belief in someone succeeding, without any regard for failure. Confidence can be a self-fulfilling prophecy as those without it may fail or not try because they lack it and those with it may succeed because they have it rather than because of an innate ability.

Definition of confidence in the English dictionary

The first definition of confidence in the dictionary is a feeling of trust in a person or thing. Other definition of confidence is belief in one's own abilities; self-assurance. Confidence is also trust or a trustful relationship.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONFIDENCE


abidance
əˈbaɪdəns
accidence
ˈæksɪdəns
avoidance
əˈvɔɪdəns
cadence
ˈkeɪdəns
coincidence
kəʊˈɪnsɪdəns
diffidence
ˈdɪfɪdəns
dissidence
ˈdɪsɪdəns
evidence
ˈɛvɪdəns
guidance
ˈɡaɪdəns
incidence
ˈɪnsɪdəns
misguidance
ˌmɪsˈɡaɪdəns
nonconfidence
ˌnɒnˈkɒnfɪdəns
overconfidence
ˌəʊvəˈkɒnfɪdəns
precedence
ˈprɛsɪdəns
providence
ˈprɒvɪdəns
residence
ˈrɛzɪdəns
riddance
ˈrɪdəns
subsidence
səbˈsaɪdəns
superconfidence
ˌsuːpərˈkɒnfɪdəns
voidance
ˈvɔɪdəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONFIDENCE

confidant
confidante
confide
confidence game
confidence interval
confidence level
confidence man
confidence trick
confidence trickster
confidence vote
confidency
confident
confidential
confidentiality
confidentially
confidentialness
confidently
confider
confiding
confidingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONFIDENCE

angle of incidence
at your convenience
correspondence
credence
crisis of confidence
decadence
Declaration of Independence
dependence
documentary evidence
hall of residence
in confidence
in evidence
in residence
independence
interdependence
jurisprudence
letters of credence
prudence
self-confidence
transcendence
vote of no confidence

Synonyms and antonyms of confidence in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONFIDENCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «confidence» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of confidence

Translation of «confidence» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONFIDENCE

Find out the translation of confidence to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of confidence from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «confidence» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

信心
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

confianza
570 millions of speakers

English

confidence
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आत्मविश्वास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثِقَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уверенность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

confiança
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিশ্বাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

confiance en soi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keyakinan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Selbstvertrauen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自信
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자신감
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kapercayan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự tin tưởng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நம்பிக்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आत्मविश्वास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

güven
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fiducia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pewność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

довіра
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

încredere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτοπεποίθηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vertroue
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

självförtroende
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selvtillit
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of confidence

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONFIDENCE»

The term «confidence» is very widely used and occupies the 5.081 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONFIDENCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «confidence» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «confidence» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about confidence

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONFIDENCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word confidence.
1
Casey Affleck
I believe veganism can be beneficial for the individual and the world, and of course the animal, but belief is like laying in the dark with someone and telling them you love them and hearing nothing back. So I've never had the confidence to get on a soapbox and tell someone else what to do.
2
Azzedine Alaia
I have total confidence in Beaute Prestige International to accompany me in creating a perfume that interprets my work and my world.
3
Justine Bateman
When I was in my teens and 20s, I looked to older Italian and French women. They always seemed so incredibly attractive to me because of their confidence. And because their faces had evidence of age: lines, dark circles, and half-lidded eyes, it made that confidence so rebellious. And that was incredibly attractive to me.
4
Henry Bonilla
President Bush offers the American people an optimistic vision and a clear choice in November. The President has provided steady leadership in remarkably changing times. He knows exactly where he wants to lead this country, and he has complete confidence in the American people.
5
Anthony Bourdain
Bad food is made without pride, by cooks who have no pride, and no love. Bad food is made by chefs who are indifferent, or who are trying to be everything to everybody, who are trying to please everyone... Bad food is fake food... food that shows fear and lack of confidence in people's ability to discern or to make decisions about their lives.
6
Heather Bresch
As a leader, these attributes - confidence, perseverance, work ethic and good sense - are all things I look for in people. I also try to lead by example and create an environment where good questions and good ideas can come from anyone.
7
Trey Burke
I basically try to visualize the team doing good things on the court the night before the game. I get shots up. There's not actually a pregame ritual that I do. I'm still trying to figure that out. I say a prayer. I go out with confidence.
8
Gina Carano
Since I've started fighting it has taught me a lot about self respect, self confidence and self control.
9
Benjamin Carson
The most important thing for me is having a relationship with God. To know that the owner, the creator of the universe loves you, sent His Son to die for your sins; that's very empowering. Knowing Him and knowing that He loves me gives me encouragement and confidence to move forward.
10
Dana Carvey
I did a lot of ridiculous television. Between 1980 and '85 I had no confidence, so I did everything I was told to do.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONFIDENCE»

Discover the use of confidence in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to confidence and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential ...
IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies ...
Tom Kelley, David Kelley, 2013
2
Body Confidence: Venice Nutrition's 3-Step System That ...
Body Confidence creator Mark Macdonald knowsthat weight loss doesn’t happen in a vacuum, andhe has made room for “real life” at every stage ofthis program.
Mark Macdonald, 2011
3
Pattern Fitting With Confidence
Multiple fitting charts are included in the book, as well as an index for locating technical information at a glance.
Nancy Zieman, 2008
4
The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence
This is no way to live!
Robert Anthony, 1986
5
Building Self-Confidence for Dummies
This friendly guide shows you what confidence is and where it comes from, and offers practical tips and techniques to build on your skills, challenge your fears, and channel your energy into a more effective you.
Kate Burton, Brinley N. Platts, 2011
6
Confidence: Transform the way you feel so you can achieve ...
This book will transform your life. With confidence you can succeed at just about anything! In your hands is the most definitive and indispensable guide to feeling, acting, and being more confident, that you’re ever likely to read.
Rob Yeung, 2013
7
How to Develop Self-Confidence And Influence People
In this book, Dale Carnegie shows you how to - develop poise, gain self-confidence, improve your memory, make your meaning clear, begin and end a talk, interest and charm your audience, improve your diction and win an argument without ...
Dale Carnegie, 1956
8
Unstoppable Confidence: How to Use the Power of NLP to Be ...
“If you are serious about gaining more confidence, you must get this book!” --Robert Allen, bestselling author of The One Minute Millionaire Imagine having the confidence and courage to go after your goals: a successful career; a ...
Kent Sayre, 2008
9
Confidence
Confidence lies at the heart of civilization.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, 2008
10
Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt, and Certainty in Christian ...
This book begins the process by turning the searchlight on Christians themselves, charting a course between the fundamentalist reaction and postmodernist radical nihilism.
Lesslie Newbigin, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONFIDENCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term confidence is used in the context of the following news items.
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Westminster confidence levels lowest in NI
However, levels of confidence in local politicians to make the right decisions were five times as high in Northern Ireland, at 10% and more than ... «U.TV, Jul 15»
2
Tunisians' Economic Confidence Hurt After First Attack
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tunisians' confidence in their national government and their new president remained high after the terrorist attack in ... «Gallup.com, Jul 15»
3
Beautiful Me event looks to raise teen girls' self esteem, confidence
Building up strong self-esteem can be hard for lots of teenage girls, and it's especially difficult when they have no support system or have been ... «WABC-TV, Jul 15»
4
Market gyrations have clobbered confidence
The ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence index fell 4.6 per cent to 111.0 this week, reversing most of the gains made in the previous two ... «Business Spectator, Jul 15»
5
Confidence? Not So Much
Economic confidence has been holding at a seven-month low, according to a survey released by Gallup on Tuesday. The Economic ... «The Weekly Standard, Jul 15»
6
Confidence lowest for three years
Business confidence has fallen to its lowest level in three years, with low milk prices and softening construction activity at the forefront of issues. «Otago Daily Times, Jul 15»
7
CC Sabathia's confidence is unwavering in face of failure
When he was among the best pitchers in baseball, CC Sabathia didn't take the game home. Nor does it travel with him now that he has a 3-8 ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
8
Hillary Clinton blasts Republicans in CNN interview for poisoning …
“But I have every confidence that during the course of this campaign, people are going to know who will fight for them, who will be there when ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
9
Jazz Showing Confidence in the Process—and Their Own Players
Outside of an unfortunate (and hopefully not a serious) ankle injury to Danté Exum late in the game, Monday's 100-82 drubbing of the Boston ... «UtahJazz.com, Jul 15»
10
Mass. business confidence slipped in June
BOSTON — Confidence levels among employers in Massachusetts slipped in June, with analysts attributing the drop to concerns over global ... «Eagle-Tribune, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Confidence [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/confidence>. Jul 2019 ».
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