[n] 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"
[n] a secret that is confided or entrusted to another; "everyone trusted him with their confidences"; "the priest could not reveal her confidences"
[n] a feeling of trust (in someone or something); "I have confidence in our team"; "confidence is always borrowed, never owned"
[n] a trustful relationship; "he took me into his confidence"; "he betrayed their trust"
[n] a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable; "public confidence in the economy"