Belief vs Confident - What's the difference?

belief | confident |

As nouns the difference between belief and confident

is that belief is mental acceptance of a claim as likely true while confident is .

As an adjective confident is

very sure of something; positive.




(en noun)
  • Mental acceptance of a claim as likely true.
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  • Faith or trust in the reality of something; often based upon one's own reasoning, trust in a claim, desire of actuality, and/or evidence considered.
  • (countable) Something believed.
  • (uncountable) The quality or state of believing.
  • (uncountable) Religious faith.
  • (in the plural) One's religious or moral convictions.
  • Derived terms

    * * beyond belief * disbelief * self-belief * unbelief




    (en adjective)
  • very sure of something; positive
  • I'm pretty confident that she's not lying, she's acting normally.
  • self-confident
  • Antonyms

    * (self-confident) insecure, self-destructive


    * (self-confident) self-assured


    (en noun)
  • (Dryden)
    (Webster 1913)