Antonyms for confidenceˈkɒn fɪ dəns

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term confidence

Princeton's WordNet

  1. assurance, self-assurance, confidence, self-confidence, authority, sureness(noun)

    freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities

    Antonyms:
    self-distrust, self-doubt, diffidence

    Synonyms:
    potency, pledge, sanction, dominance, assurance, authorization, trust, self-confidence, say-so, self-assurance, federal agency, agency, bureau, sureness, confidence, government agency, office, authority, authorisation

  2. confidence(noun)

    a feeling of trust (in someone or something)

    Antonyms:
    self-doubt, self-distrust, diffidence

    Synonyms:
    self-confidence, self-assurance, trust, authority, assurance, sureness

  3. confidence(noun)

    a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable

    Antonyms:
    diffidence, self-distrust, self-doubt

    Synonyms:
    self-confidence, self-assurance, trust, authority, assurance, sureness

  4. confidence, trust(noun)

    a trustful relationship

    Antonyms:
    self-doubt, self-distrust, diffidence

    Synonyms:
    assurance, reliance, self-assurance, faith, trustfulness, corporate trust, cartel, trustingness, authority, trust, self-confidence, confidence, combine, sureness

  5. confidence(noun)

    a secret that is confided or entrusted to another

    Antonyms:
    self-distrust, diffidence, self-doubt

    Synonyms:
    self-confidence, self-assurance, trust, authority, assurance, sureness

Wiktionary

  1. confidence(noun)

    Antonyms:
    fear

  2. confidence(noun)

    Self-assurance.

    Antonyms:
    fear

  3. confidence(noun)

    Expression or feeling of certainty.

    Antonyms:
    fear

  4. confidence(noun)

    The quality of trusting.

    Antonyms:
    fear

  5. confidence(noun)

    Information held in secret.

    Antonyms:
    fear

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. confidence

    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.

    Antonyms:
    bashfulness, confusion, consternation, dismay, distrust, doubt, doubt, hesitancy, misgiving, shyness, timidity

    Synonyms:
    arrogance, assertion, assumption, assurance, boldness, effrontery, impudence, presumption, self-assertion, self-confidence, self-reliance, trust

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