confidence (

     n 1: 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" [syn: assurance, self-assurance,
           self-confidence, authority, sureness]
     2: a feeling of trust (in someone or something); "I have
        confidence in our team"; "confidence is always borrowed,
        never owned" [ant: diffidence]
     3: a state of confident hopefulness that events will be
        favorable; "public confidence in the economy"
     4: a trustful relationship; "he took me into his confidence";
        "he betrayed their trust" [syn: trust]
     5: a secret that is confided or entrusted to another; "everyone
        trusted him with their confidences"; "the priest could not
        reveal her confidences"