confident


confident
adj.
VERBS
appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound

We feel confident that these results are accurate.

become, get, grow

He's becoming more confident as he gets older.

She gradually grew more confident.

remain
make sb

Going to college has made her more confident.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
highly, remarkably
absolutely, completely, entirely, fully, supremely, totally
overly

He was overly confident, perhaps to the point of arrogance.

increasingly
reasonably
100%, 95%, etc.

I'm 95% confident of success.

quietly, serenely

He came out of the interview feeling quietly confident.

She sauntered onto the set, looking serenely confident.

socially

young people who appear to be socially confident, but inside are a bundle of neuroses

PREPOSITION
about

We are confident about the future.

in

I'm very confident in our ability to maintain leadership.

of

I'm fully confident of winning the title.

Confident is used with these nouns: ↑assertion, ↑expectation, ↑manner, ↑mood, ↑prediction, ↑stride

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • confident — confident, ente [ kɔ̃fidɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] n. • av. 1630; it. confidente, lat. confidens « confiant » 1 ♦ Personne qui reçoit les plus secrètes pensées de qqn. Mon ami et mon confident. Être le confident des secrets, des projets de qqn. Un confident… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • confident — CONFIDÉNT, Ă, confidenţi, te, s.m. şi f. Persoană căreia i se fac confidenţe; p. ext. prieten. – Din fr. confident, lat. confidens, ntis. Trimis de Joseph, 22.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  CONFIDÉNT s. 1. intim, (înv.) tainic. (confident al domni… …   Dicționar Român

  • confident — confident, ente (kon fi dant, dan t ) s. m. et f. 1°   Celui, celle à qui l on fait la confidence de ses secrets, de ses pensées intimes. •   Apprends, ma confidente, apprends à me connaître, CORN. Rodog. II, 2. •   Je te fis après lui mon plus… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • confident — CONFIDENT, ENTE. sub. Celui, celle à qui l on confie ses plus secrètes pensées. C est son confident. C est sa confidente. Il étoit le confident de toute l intrigue. Il fut trahi par son confident. Confident discret. Sa plus chère confidente. On… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • confident — confident, assured, sanguine, sure, presumptuous arecomparable as applied to a person or to his temperament, looks, manner, acts, or utterances with the meaning not inhibited by doubts, fears, or a sense of inferiority. Confident may imply a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • confident — Confident, [confid]ente. s. Celuy à qui l on confie ses plus secrettes pensées. C est son confident. c est sa confidente. il estoit le confident de toute l intrigue. il fut trahi par son confident. confident discret, sa plus chere confidente …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • confident — [kän′fə dənt] adj. 1. full of confidence; specif., a) assured; certain [confident of victory] b) sure of oneself; self confident; bold [a confident manner] 2. Obs. trustful; confiding n. CONFIDANT SYN. SURE …   English World dictionary

  • confident — (adj.) 1570s, self reliant, sure of oneself, from M.Fr. confident, from L. confidentem (nom. confidens) firmly trusting, reliant, self confident, bold, daring, prp. of confidere (see CONFIDENCE (Cf. confidence)). Related: Confidently …   Etymology dictionary

  • Confident — Con fi*dent, n. See {Confidant}. South. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confident — index assertive, categorical, certain (fixed), certain (positive), definite, dogmatic, indubious …   Law dictionary

  • confident — [adj1] certain, assured bet on*, bold, brave, cocksure, convinced, counting on, courageous, dauntless, depending on, expectant, expecting, fearless, having faith in, high*, hopeful, intrepid, positive, presuming, presumptuous, puffed up*, pushy,… …   New thesaurus


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