1. freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities

- after that failure he lost his confidence

Similar word(s): assurance, authority, sureness

Definition categories: thought, certainty

2. a feeling of trust (in someone or something)

- I have confidence in our team

- confidence is always borrowed, never owned

Definition categories: feeling, security

3. a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable

- public confidence in the economy

Definition categories: state, hopefulness

4. a trustful relationship

- he took me into his confidence

Similar word(s): trust

Definition categories: state, friendship

5. a secret that is confided or entrusted to another

- everyone trusted him with their confidences

- the priest could not reveal her confidences

Definition categories: communication, secret