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English definition of “confidence”

confidence

noun (SECRET)    /ˈkɒn.fɪ.dəns/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/
[C] a secret that you tell someone: They talked endlessly, exchanging confidences.Secrecy and privacy in confidence C2 If you tell something to someone in confidence, you do not want them to tell anyone else.Secrecy and privacy take sb into your confidence to share your secrets with someone, trusting them not to tell other people: I should never have taken him into my confidence.Secrecy and privacy
(Definition of confidence noun (SECRET) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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