1. Having full belief; trusting; relying; fully assured.
I am confident that much may be cone towards the improvement of philosophy.
The troops rush on, confident of success.
2. Positive; dogmatical; as a confident talker.
3. Trusting; without suspicion.
Rome, be as just and gracious unto me, as I am confident and kind to thee.
4. Bold to a vice; having an excess of assurance.
The fool rageth and is confident. Proverbs 14.
CON'FIDENT, n. One entrusted with secrets; a confidential or bosom friend.
This word has been usually, but improperly, written confidant. I have followed the regular English orthography, as Coxe and Mitford have done.