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adjective American English pronunciation: confident /ˈkɑnfɪdənt/

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  1. 1
    someone who is confident believes in their own abilities and so does not feel nervous or frightened

    a confident mood/smile/manner

    confident about:

    I was starting to feel more confident about the exam.

    confident in/of your ability:

    He is confident in his ability to do the job well.

    supremely confident:

    a supremely confident young man

    quietly confident:

    They are quietly confident that the business is progressing as it should.

  2. 2
    certain that something will happen or be successful
    confident of:

    We were confident of victory.

    confident that:

    We are confident that the show will open on Thursday.

    confident in the knowledge that:

    You can go out, confident in the knowledge that your house is safe.

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