Confidence vs Assertion - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between confidence and assertion

is that confidence is passive self-assurance while assertion is the act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.

confidence

Noun

(-)
  • Passive self-assurance.
  • Expression or feeling of certainty.
  • The quality of trusting.
  • Information held in secret.
  • Quotations

    * {{quote-book, year=2006, author= , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=1 citation , passage=But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.}} * 1956 — , The City and the Stars , p 39 *: Khedron hesitated for a moment, wondering how far he should take Jeserac into his confidence . He knew that Jeserac was kindly and well-intentioned, but he also knew that he must be bound by the same taboos that controlled everyone on Diaspar.

    Antonyms

    * (self-assurance ): fear

    Derived terms

    * confidence interval * confidence level * confidence trick

    assertion

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.
  • Maintenance; vindication; as, the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives.
  • (computing) A statement in a program asserting a condition expected to be true at a particular point, used in debugging.
  • Anagrams

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