English noun: confidence
|1.||confidence (cognition) freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities|
|Samples||His assurance in his superiority did not make him popular.|
After that failure he lost his confidence.
She spoke with authority.
|Synonyms||assurance, authority, self-assurance, self-confidence, sureness|
|Attribute||certain, incertain, sure, uncertain, unsure|
|2.||confidence (feeling) a feeling of trust (in someone or something)|
|Samples||I have confidence in our team.|
Confidence is always borrowed, never owned.
|Attribute||confident, diffident, shy, timid, unsure|
|Antonyms||diffidence, self-distrust, self-doubt|
|3.||confidence (state) a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable|
|Samples||Public confidence in the economy.|
|4.||confidence (state) a trustful relationship|
|Samples||He took me into his confidence.|
He betrayed their trust.
|Broader (hypernym)||friendly relationship, friendship|
|5.||confidence (communication) a secret that is confided or entrusted to another|
|Samples||Everyone trusted him with their confidences.|
The priest could not reveal her confidences.