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confidence

  
1       n-uncount   If you have confidencein someone, you feel that you can trust them.  
usu N in n   (=faith)  
I have every confidence in you..., This has contributed to the lack of confidence in the police..., His record on ceasefires inspires no confidence.     
2       n-uncount   If you have confidence, you feel sure about your abilities, qualities, or ideas.  
The band is on excellent form and brimming with confidence..., I always thought the worst of myself and had no confidence whatsoever.     
3       n-uncount   If you can say something withconfidence, you feel certain it is correct.  
usu with N  
I can say with confidence that such rumors were totally groundless.     
4       n-uncount   If you tell someone something inconfidence, you tell them a secret.  
usu in N  
We told you all these things in confidence..., Even telling Lois seemed a betrayal of confidence.      If you take someone into your confidence, you tell them a secret.  
take sb into one's confidence      phrase   V inflects  
If your daughter takes you into her confidence, don't rush off to tell your husband.     
5   
    vote of no confidence  


confidence game        ( confidence games    plural  ) A confidence game is the same as a confidence trick.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count  
confidence man        ( confidence men    plural  ) A confidence man is a man who persuades people to give him their money or property by lying to them.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count   (=con man)  
confidence trick        ( confidence tricks    plural  ) A confidence trick is a trick in which someone deceives you by telling you something that is not true, often to trick you out of money.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, usually use confidence game     
no-confidence  
1       n-uncount   If members of an organization pass a vote or motion of no-confidence in someone, they take a vote which shows that they no longer support that person or their ideas.  
usu n of N, N n     (Antonym: confidence)    A call for a vote of no-confidence in the president was rejected..., ...a no-confidence motion.     
2       n-uncount   You can refer to something people say or do as a vote of no-confidence when it shows that they no longer support a particular person or organization.  
usu n of N     (Antonym: confidence)    Many police officers view this action as a vote of no-confidence in their service.     
self-confidence     
If you have self-confidence, you behave confidently because you feel sure of your abilities or value.      n-uncount  
With the end of my love affair, I lost all the self-confidence I once had...     
vote of confidence        ( votes of confidence    plural  )
1       n-count   A vote of confidence is a vote in which members of a group are asked to indicate that they still support the person or group in power, usually the government.  
usu sing  
The Indian Prime Minister, V P Singh, lost a vote of confidence in the Indian parliament.     
2       n-count   A vote of confidence is something that you say or do which shows that you approve of or support a person or a group.  
usu sing  
The ten-year deal is a vote of confidence in coal-fired power stations.     
vote of no confidence        ( votes of no confidence    plural  ) A vote of no confidence is a vote in which members of a group are asked to indicate that they do not support the person or group in power, usually the government.      n-count   usu sing  
The opposition has called for a vote of no confidence in the government.     
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confidence

  
1    belief, credence, dependence, faith, reliance, trust  
2    aplomb, assurance, boldness, courage, firmness, nerve, self-possession, self-reliance  
3    in confidence      between you and me (and the gatepost), confidentially, in secrecy, privately  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    disbelief, distrust, doubt, misgiving, mistrust  
2    apprehension, fear, self-doubt, shyness, uncertainty  


self-confidence     
aplomb, confidence, high morale, nerve, poise, self-assurance, self-reliance, self-respect  

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n.
A tenacious confidence;mental toughness,self-belief,deep respect

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