Meaning of “confident” in the English Dictionary

"confident" in British English

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uk /ˈkɒn.fɪ.dənt/ us /ˈkɑːn.fə.dənt/

B1 having confidence:

Be a bit more confident in yourself!
They don't sound confident about the future of the industry.
I'm confident of his skills as a manager.
[ + that ] Are you confident that enough people will attend the event?
It was a confident performance.

More examples

  • She is a confident and practised speaker who always impresses her audience.
  • Wales are supremely confident of winning the match.
  • The police are confident that this new line of inquiry will lead them to the murderer.
  • The most important rule in life is always to appear confident.
  • His confident leadership inspired his followers.
adverb uk /ˈkɒn.fɪ.də us /ˈkɑːn.fə.də


Try to act confidently, even if you feel nervous.

(Definition of “confident” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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