- The act of confiding, trusting, or putting faith in;
trust; reliance; belief; -- formerly followed by of, now commonly by
in. - That in which faith is put or reliance had. - The state of mind characterized by one's reliance on
himself, or his circumstances; a feeling of self-sufficiency; such
assurance as leads to a feeling of security; self-reliance; -- often
with self prefixed. - Private conversation; (pl.) secrets shared; as, there
were confidences between them. - Trustful; without fear or suspicion; frank; unreserved. - Having self-reliance; bold; undaunted. - Having an excess of assurance; bold to a fault;
dogmatical; impudent; presumptuous. - Giving occasion for confidence.