Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

confident

 - definition
 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
adjective American English pronunciation: confident /ˈkɑnfɪdənt/

Related dictionary definitions

  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.

derived word

confidently

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

threadbare

threadbare clothing, carpet, or cloth is very thin and almost has holes in it because it has been...

Open Dictionary

dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog