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confident Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective having or marked by confidence or assurance
    • a confident speaker
    • a confident reply
    • his manner is more confident these days
    • confident of fulfillment
  2. adjective satellite persuaded of; very sure
    positive; convinced.
    • were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join
    • I am positive he is lying
    • was confident he would win
  3. adjective satellite not liable to error in judgment or action
    surefooted; sure-footed.
    • most surefooted of the statesmen who dealt with the depression"- Walter Lippman
    • demonstrates a surefooted storytelling talent"- Michiko Kakutani

Con"fi*dent noun
  1. See Confidant. South. Dryden.

Webster 1913