Today’s English word of the day is: confidence. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘confidence’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
confidence: a feeling of trust that someone will keep information private
American English Pronunciation: /ˈkɑnfədəns/
😕: I don’t think Vanessa wouldn’t even consider trusting us with this.
😏: We don’t have to approach her ourselves. Let’s have David do it. He gained her confidence when he helped her hide some of her assets during the divorce.
😬: Do you have a second? I’ve got to tell you something, but I need you to keep it under your hat.
🙂: Sure, and I understand. Whatever you tell me, I will keep it in the strictest confidence.
Want more practice using the word ‘confidence’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day! Can you detect other meanings of the word ‘confidence’ in these articles?
And just for fun… This quick movie clip features a common expression using today’s word of the day, “I told you that in confidence!”
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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary