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confidence

 
Noun confidence has 5 senses
  1. assurance, self-assurance, confidence, self-confidence, authority, sureness - freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"
    --1 is a kind of certainty
  2. confidence - a feeling of trust (in someone or something); "I have confidence in our team"; "confidence is always borrowed, never owned"
    --2 is a kind of
    security
    Antonyms: diffidence, self-doubt, self-distrust
  3. confidence - a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable; "public confidence in the economy"
    --3 is a kind of
    hopefulness
  4. confidence, trust - a trustful relationship; "he took me into his confidence"; "he betrayed their trust"
    --4 is a kind of friendship, friendly relationship
    Derived form: verb confide2
  5. confidence - a secret that is confided or entrusted to another; "everyone trusted him with their confidences"; "the priest could not reveal her confidences"
    --5 is a kind of
    secret
    Derived form: verb confide1
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