confidant vs confident

confidant confident

Definitions

  • 1) a person in whom one can confide or share one's secrets: a friend
  • 2) A character in a drama or fiction, such as a trusted friend or servant, who serves as a device for revealing the inner thoughts or intentions of a main character.
  • 3) One to whom secrets or private matters are disclosed.
  • 4) someone to whom private matters are confided
  • 5) A part of a woman's coiffure usual in the seventeenth century; a small curl worn near the ear.
  • 6) A person intrusted with the confidence of another; one to whom secrets are confided; a confidential friend.
  • 7) One to whom secrets, especially those relating to affairs of love, are confided or intrusted; a confidential or bosom friend.

Definitions

  • 1) Obsolete form of confidant.
  • 2) See confidant.
  • 3) A confidant.
  • 4) very sure of something; positive
  • 5) self-confident
  • 6) Obsolete Confiding; trustful.
  • 7) Feeling or showing confidence in oneself; self-assured: synonym: sure.
  • 8) Feeling or showing certainty, as of success.
  • 9) Feeling or showing confidence in oneself; self-assured: synonym: sure.
  • 10) Obsolete Confiding; trustful.
  • 11) persuaded of; very sure
  • 12) having or marked by confidence or assurance
  • 13) not liable to error in judgment or action
  • 14) Giving occasion for confidence.
  • 15) Relying on one's self; full of assurance; bold; sometimes, overbold.
  • 16) Confiding; not entertaining suspicion or distrust.
  • 17) Having strong belief; fully assured.

Examples

  • 1) He has since become a close friend and confidant.
  • 2) He is also an adviser and confidant of the Aga Khan.
  • 3) Nobody knows the man better than NJ, who is his closest confidant.
  • 4) They had known him as their trusted confidant, a shoulder to cry on, and a companion who would share their most intense moments of happiness.
  • 5) His closest advisor and confidant is his wife and thereby FAIR GAME! tired of the election
  • 6) For over a decade, Mubarak has not served alongside a vice president, but today, he appointed Omar Suleiman, the country's intelligence chief and a long term confidant of the president, to the post.
  • 7) In the wake of her latest heartbreak, Jennifer Aniston has again sought solace in her long-term confidant and former Friends costar Courteney Cox.
  • 8) But Robin Turner, the Vines's A&R man and long-term confidant at their UK label Heavenly, always thought his habit was a hindrance, not a help.
  • 9) In a sketch, the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank focuses on a top McCain confidant, Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief who is now one of the Republican’s most visible surrogates.
  • 10) But now, with quite a bit of fanfare, Rogers is planning to call the confidant of Speaker Nancy Pelosi out on the mat, or at least the House floor.
  • 11) A journal takes the place of a confidant, that is, of friend or wife; it becomes a substitute for production, a substitute for country and public.
  • 12) Known as a confidant of Jobs, the soft-spoken Ive has led Apple's design team since 1996 and was among the few who survived brutal staff cuts Jobs made when he returned to Apple in late 1997.
  • 13) ‘Of the latter, he says: ‘John didn't have any close friends or confidants.’’
  • 14) ‘I think this president has long looked to his key confidants, his closest friends, to key jobs.’
  • 15) ‘So she is your best friend, your closest confidante, your mirror image, or even the bane of your existence.’
  • 16) ‘These four are the princess's closest friends and confidants as well as her court.’
  • 17) ‘And they often do not have an emotional confidant to share problems with.’
  • 18) ‘Nobody knows who we really are, not even our closest confidants or companions.’
  • 19) ‘She had also had the time to discuss the matter with her husband, their legal representatives and a few close friends and confidantes.’
  • 20) ‘Obviously, the best confidantes are people with whom a high degree of intimacy already exists.’
  • 21) ‘Find a confidante to whom you can confess the idea - or perhaps write about it.’
  • 22) ‘This was not a question of dramatic emotional conversions, but simply a chance to share with a confidante and feel forgiven.’
  • 23) ‘He's one of my closest confidants - I phone him and we talk about our relationship troubles.’
  • 24) ‘I have a few American friends in the UK - but, again, most are acquaintances rather than my closest confidants.’
  • 25) ‘He appointed three close confidants to handle the state apparatus, the cabinet and the presidential household.’
  • 26) ‘My colleagues were my best friends, family, peers, confidantes and mentors.’
  • 27) ‘Emotionally, a gay man can be a woman's best friend, her confidant, her support, her adviser.’
  • 28) ‘However, the harsh fact is that with his present set of confidants and advisers, he does not need enemies!’
  • 29) ‘It might be the effect of temporarily working somewhere different and missing various friends and confidants.’
  • 30) ‘Historically, Navy chaplains have been counsellors, confidantes and carers for sailors with Christian and non-Christian backgrounds.’
  • 31) ‘He was just two when we got together, so it wasn't easy, but now she is a friend and a confidante for him, someone who's not a parent.’
  • 32) ‘But ten minutes later, I was his chief confidant and presumed best buddy.’

Examples

  • 1) You feel confident when it comes to love and a whirlwind romance could be in store.
  • 2) Yet this still feels a confident group who are now built on firm foundations.
  • 3) She has always made me feel very confident.
  • 4) The range is flattering too, with a minimal look to help you feel confident and supported.
  • 5) People borrow when they are feeling confident about their jobs, incomes and prospects.
  • 6) Nationally, nearly half of parents say they do not feel confident of doing the job properly.
  • 7) I knew they would come here confident.
  • 8) I loved the confident way he carried himself.
  • 9) It said that the number of businesses less confident about prospects over the next 12 months continues to overtake the number who expect conditions to improve.
  • 10) But I'm confident results will come.
  • 11) Traditional advice is not to bid grand slams unless you are extremely confident of success.
  • 12) Then he should feel confident about becoming more tactile with you.
  • 13) Investors have also become more confident of the business outlook.
  • 14) His nonchalant and quietly confident manner takes on a harder edge only when he talks about competing.
  • 15) You now see a guy who is very confident in the way things are going.
  • 16) But the camera moves seem more confident this time and the soundtrack more unsettling.
  • 17) You can come across as confident without seeming conceited.
  • 18) Its backers are confident of success this time.
  • 19) And he is feeling more confident than he has for many months.
  • 20) He said that he was confident the business could be sold by the end of next week.
  • 21) We are confident of the way we are playing.
  • 22) Bazalgette is confident the time is right to take the premise and road test it.
  • 23) Try to handle this in a confident way.
  • 24) It is vitally important that witnesses and possible victims feel confident to come forward.
  • 25) Research published recently backs claims that a confident manner in a doctor does influence how well a patient does.
  • 26) He is in better mental and physical shape this time and is confident enough to be looking farther afield.
  • 27) Britain now has a generation of entrepreneurs who are hungry for success and confident that a growing economy will support them.
  • 28) The lines are confident and bold; the animals are vital and alive.
  • 29) It's important to be bold and confident.
  • 30) We now have the support of a fantastic group of shareholders who are confident in this business and want to support its growth.
  • 31) This did not alarm her, as her confident manner shows.
  • 32) Be bold, be confident and be seen.
  • 33) ‘Before we go out onto the field, he makes everyone so relaxed and confident in their own ability.’
  • 34) ‘Instead, he was too trusting, perhaps too confident in his own ability to keep everything together.’
  • 35) ‘They refused to be overawed by Brazil, and came out fully confident in their ability to win.’
  • 36) ‘You have to be confident in your own ability and trust the people you have around you.’
  • 37) ‘She had been writing songs and performing since she was a child and was confident in her abilities.’
  • 38) ‘I have always been confident in my own ability and thankfully it paid off.’
  • 39) ‘We are obviously confident in our own ability but it will be quite difficult to go straight up this year.’
  • 40) ‘Privileged kids are far more relaxed and confident in huge, posh colleges.’
  • 41) ‘It's little wonder that she used to consider herself to be fearless on stage but much less confident in front of a camera.’
  • 42) ‘Some people think I'm not capable of doing well, but I'm quite confident in myself.’
  • 43) ‘They found pupils felt more confident in lessons, they were less distracted and did not feel the need to show off.’
  • 44) ‘Be confident in yourself, show that to the judges and the people and you'll do great.’
  • 45) ‘So from a very early age I've always felt very confident in and on the water.’
  • 46) ‘Dog handlers have to be able to work by themselves and to be confident in doing so, he said.’
  • 47) ‘Feeling more confident in the arms of this stranger who was not a stranger, Ellen's back stiffened.’
  • 48) ‘Longstanding drivers who know the rules were confident in saying no to management.’
  • 49) ‘I walk in with confident ease and smile at the people I pass, who are only too happy to see me.’
  • 50) ‘This is not the remark of someone confident in his own identity and prospects.’
  • 51) ‘They are also happier, more confident and develop better abilities to concentrate.’
  • 52) ‘This is a slick yet wearable collection that just begs to be worn with killer heels and a sexy, confident smile.’
  • 53) ‘He was certainly very confident that there were places where autism could be treated.’
  • 54) ‘If he is confident of a positive response from his squad then the fun is set to begin for United fans.’
  • 55) ‘While it is too early to record any positive results yet, Pam is quietly confident that it will help.’
  • 56) ‘I'm confident that Kevin is working hard to make sure that that's something that we deal with.’
  • 57) ‘We are confident of our sources and satisfied with the veracity of the story.’
  • 58) ‘He was confident of winning with a stoppage and I'm sure he would have done if he'd had the chance.’
  • 59) ‘As has been said before, it's better to be confident of a good result than hopeful of a great one.’
  • 60) ‘However, when prices dive so low, how can we be confident that no one is being exploited at the manufacturing end?’
  • 61) ‘And the two writers are confident that it is going to be pure fun in the months and years to come.’
  • 62) ‘Helen is still paying back loans she took on this investment but she is confident about the future.’
  • 63) ‘I do believe we should be reasonably confident about our prospects for the future.’
  • 64) ‘He said he was very confident that agriculture had a bright future in the enlarged EU.’
  • 65) ‘It is a very ambitious target but the group is confident that it will succeed.’
  • 66) ‘The company said it had employed a team of top experts to look into the matter and was confident that none of the houses was in any danger.’
  • 67) ‘He added that the firm had monitored the local market for several months and was confident that the units would be taken up.’
  • 68) ‘Obviously he can't make any promises but I am confident that he will look at the arguments carefully.’
  • 69) ‘She is confident that any new features, including work to complete a path, will boost the park's image.’
  • 70) ‘They should all be confident of an appropriate and a caring response, he promised.’
  • 71) ‘Investors therefore feel more confident about the outlook for company profits and stock markets.’
  • 72) ‘That, in a small way, makes me feel more confident about carrying on with my plan.’
  • 73) ‘His parents were his closest confidents and friends in a sense, but they were still his parents.’
  • 74) ‘The fact is (and this would be an interesting subject for a later post) it really seems like most great artistic products are the broadcasts of a cabal: the proceedings of a small group of confidents exposed to a wide audience.’
  • 75) ‘It was now that I began to realize that those whom I had been great friends with during elementary were slowly dropping from my side, joining new confidents like the skaters or the Goths.’
  • 76) ‘They wanted nothing to do with the black market or its confidents.’
  • 77) ‘‘Nope, you guys are my only confidents,’ he said smiling.’
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