3. presumption, presumptuousness, impertinence, impudence, effrontery; brashness, brazenness, cockiness, insolence, cocksureness, Inf. nerve, Inf. chutzpa; arrogance, overconfidence, audacity, assertiveness, bumptiousness; boldness, forwardness, pertness, Inf. freshness.
4. certitude, certainty, freedom from doubt, reassurance; conviction, belief, assurance, assertion, persuasion.
confident, adj. 1. sure, certain, positive, absolute; assured, convinced, secure, satisfied; believing, un-doubting, questionless; steady, unwavering, unhesitating, unflinching, unblinking; self-confident, self-assured, self-possessed.
2. presumptuous, impertinent, impudent, bold, forward; cocksure, brash, brazen, insolent, cocky, Inf. cheeky, Inf. fresh; audacious, assertive, bumptious, pert, Inf. nervy.
confidential, adj. 1. secret, private, privy, restricted, eyes-only, personal, not public, It. in petto; not to be disclosed, not to be mentioned, not to be spoken.
2. intimate, familiar, bosom, close, dear, Inf. thick.
3. trusted, trusty, trustworthy, faithful; reliable, dependable, unfailing.
confidentially, adv. secretly, intimately, privately, in private; under the veil of secrecy, up one's sleeve, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, in strict confidence, in a whisper, It. sotto voce, under the rose, sub rosa, behind closed doors; under one's hat, off the record; between ourselves, Fr. entre nous, Latin, inter nos, between you and me, between you and me and the lamp post, aside.
configuration, n. external form, conformation, formation, structure, construction, construct; outline, contour, shape, build, figure, frame; cast, mold, type, set.
confine, v. 1. restrict, hem in, hedge in; tie down, check, curb, limit; constrain, astrict, bind, bound, tie, restrain, trammel, hamper, cramp, straiten; fix, delimit, delimitate, demarcate; circumscribe, encircle, encompass, gird, begird, girdle, belt.
2. enclose, shut in, shut up, keep in, quarantine, isolate; cage, coop, pen in, rail in, fence, pale, picket, corral; box up, bottle up, seal up; bolt in, lock up, imprison, jail, incarcerate, impound, wall in, immure, put in irons.
-n. 3. Usu.
confines boundary, bound, limit, terminus, termination, Archaic, term; border, precinct, line of demarcation, frontier; margin, rim, skirt, edge, verge, brink.
confinement, n. 1. restriction, hemming in, hedging in, tying down, check, curb, limitation; restraint, constraint, astriction, binding, tying; circumscription, encircling, encompassing, enclosure, enclosing, shutting in, keeping in, quarantine, isolation; caging, cooping, penning in, fencing; bolting in, locking up, imprisonment, limbo, incarceration, durance, custody, detention.
2. childbed, lying-in, Fr. accouchement, childbirth, parturition, labor, travail, delivery.
confirm, v. 1. corroborate, verify, authenticate, validate, substantiate; bear out, prove, establish, evidence, give credence to; attest, certify, bear witness to, testify, vouch for; affirm, aver, assure, pledge, promise, guarantee, ensure, secure, insure; bind, seal, settle, clinch, clench, secure, fix, make certain or sure.
2. sanction, accredit, authorize, warrant; approve, ratify, endorse, support, underwrite; sustain, back up, uphold, make good, justify, vindicate; countersign, sign, subscribe, recognize, acknowledge; agree, consent, accede, assent, concur, accord, acquiesce, comply.