Antonyms for confidenceˈkɒn fɪ dəns
This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term confidence
assurance, self-assurance, confidence, self-confidence, authority, sureness(noun)
freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
"his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"
potency, pledge, sanction, dominance, assurance, authorization, trust, self-confidence, say-so, self-assurance, federal agency, agency, bureau, sureness, confidence, government agency, office, authority, authorisation
a feeling of trust (in someone or something)
"I have confidence in our team"; "confidence is always borrowed, never owned"
a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable
"public confidence in the economy"
a trustful relationship
"he took me into his confidence"; "he betrayed their trust"
a secret that is confided or entrusted to another
"everyone trusted him with their confidences"; "the priest could not reveal her confidences"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Assurance may have the good sense of a high, sustained confidence and trust; as, the saint's assurance of heaven. Confidence is founded upon reasons; assurance is largely a matter of feeling. In the bad sense, assurance is a vicious courage, with belief of one's ability to outwit or defy others; the hardened criminal is remarkable for habitual assurance. For the calm conviction of one's own rectitude and ability, self-confidence is a better word than assurance; self-reliance expresses confidence in one's own resources, independently of others' aid. In the bad sense assurance is less gross than impudence, which is (according to its etymology) a shameless boldness. Assurance is in act or manner; impudence may be in speech. Effrontery is impudence defiantly displayed. Compare FAITH; PRIDE.
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