Confidence vs Faith - What's the difference?

confidence | faith |

As nouns the difference between confidence and faith

is that confidence is self-assurance while faith is a feeling, conviction, or belief that something is true or real, assent that is not contingent upon reason or justification.



  • 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.


    * (self-assurance ): fear

    Derived terms

    * confidence interval * confidence level * confidence trick



    Alternative forms

    * feith, feithe, fayth, faythe, faithe (obsolete)


  • A feeling, conviction, or belief that something is true or real, not contingent upon reason or justification.
  • Have faith that the criminal justice system will avenge the murder.
    I have faith that my prayers will be answered.
    I have faith in the healing power of crystals.
  • A religious belief system.
  • The Christian faith .
  • An obligation of loyalty or fidelity and the observance of such an obligation.
  • He acted in good faith to restore broken diplomatic ties after defeating the incumbent.
  • A trust or confidence in the intentions or abilities of a person, object, or ideal.
  • I have faith in the goodness of my fellow man.
  • (obsolete) Credibility or truth.
  • * Mitford
  • the faith of the foregoing narrative


    * belief, confidence, trust,ignorance, arrogance, conviction * (system of religious belief) religion


    * (religious belief system) Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Wicca, Eckankar, , Zoroastrianism, New Age, Unitarian Universalism, Jainism, Shinto, LaVeyan Satanism, Scientology, Taoism, Yoruba, Druidry, paganism, Juche, Cao Dai, Confucianism, Spiritism, humanism, Rastafarianism, Tenrikyo

    Derived terms

    * Attic faith * bad faith * faithful * faithfully * faithfulness * faith-healer * faithing * faithless * in faith * Punic faith