• (RP) IPA: /ˈkɒn.fɪ.dənt/, [ˈkʰɒɱ.fə.dn̩t]
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈkɑn.fɪ.dənt/, [ˈkʰɑɱ.fə.dn̩t]


  1. Very sure of something; positive.
    I'm pretty confident that she's not lying, she's acting normally.
  2. Self-assured, self-reliant, sure of oneself.
  3. (obsolete, in negative sense) Forward, impudent.
    • 1775, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Duenna, I.2:
      I was rated as the most confident ruffian, for daring to approach her room at that hour of night.
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confident (plural confidents)

  1. Obsolete form of confidant#English|confidant.

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