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English definition of “confidence”

confidence

noun [U] (CERTAINTY)    /ˈkɒn.fɪ.dəns/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/
B2 the quality of being certain of your abilities or of having trust in people, plans, or the future: [+ to infinitive] He's got the confidence to walk into a room of strangers and immediately start a conversation. She's completely lacking in confidence. I have every/complete confidence in her. She'll be perfect for the job. [+ that] I don't share your confidence that the market will improve next year.Confidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
(Definition of confidence noun (CERTAINTY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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