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 Dictionary entry overview: What does confident mean? 

CONFIDENT (adjective)
  The adjective CONFIDENT has 3 senses:

1. having or marked by confidence or assurance
2. persuaded of; very sure
3. not liable to error in judgment or action

  Familiarity information: CONFIDENT used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

CONFIDENT (adjective)

Sense 1confident [BACK TO TOP]


Having or marked by confidence or assurance

Context examples:

a confident speaker / a confident reply / his manner is more confident these days / confident of fulfillment


assured (marked by assurance; exhibiting confidence)

cocksure; overconfident; positive (marked by excessive confidence)

reassured (having confidence restored; freed from anxiety)

self-assured; self-confident (showing poise and confidence in your own worth)


confidence (a feeling of trust (in someone or something))


unconfident (lacking or marked by a lack of confidence)

Sense 2confident [BACK TO TOP]


Persuaded of; very sure


confident; convinced; positive

Context examples:

were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join / I am positive he is lying / was confident he would win


certain; sure (having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured)

Sense 3confident [BACK TO TOP]


Not liable to error in judgment or action


sure-footed; surefooted; confident

Context examples:

most surefooted of the statesmen who dealt with the depression / demonstrates a surefooted storytelling talent


capable ((usually followed by 'of') having capacity or ability)

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