Confident vs Continental - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between confident and continental

is that confident is very sure of something; positive while continental is of or relating to a continent or continents.

As nouns the difference between confident and continental

is that confident is while continental is someone from "the continent".

confident

English

Adjective

(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

    Synonyms

    * (self-confident) self-assured

    Noun

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

    continental

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to a continent or continents.
  • :
  • *(Henry Hallam) (1777-1859)
  • *:No former king had involved himself so frequently in the labyrinth of continental alliances.
  • In the main part of a country or region, as opposed to on one of its islands.
  • :
  • Characteristic of the style of continental Europe, as opposed to British.
  • :
  • *
  • *:“My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
  • Of or relating to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War.
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  • Synonyms

    * (in the main part of a country or region, as opposed to on one of its islands ): mainland * (characteristic of the style of continental Europe ) European

    Antonyms

    * (characteristic of the style of continental Europe ): British, English

    Derived terms

    * continental breakfast * continental drift * continental plate * continental quilt * continental shelf * continental slope

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone from "the continent".
  • (US History) A member of the Continental army.
  • (US History) Paper scrip (paper money) issued by the continental congress, largely worthless by the end of the war (hence the expression "not worth a continental")
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