(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. confidence, certainty, belief; insolence, boldness; pledge, guarantee, promise. Ant., uncertainty, doubt.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A guaranty]
Syn. insurance, support, pledge; see promise 1 .
2. [Confidence]
Syn. conviction, trust, certainty, certitude; see certainty 1 , faith 1 .
3. [Self-confidence or audacity]
Syn. self-confidence, self-reliance, coolness, poise, audacity, boldness, insolence, effrontery, presumption; see also confidence 2 , rudeness , temerity .
See Synonym Study at certainty , confidence .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. confidence security, sureness, courage, boldness, self-assurance, conviction, *guts, pluck.
2. promise or pledge guarantee, vow, oath, word, warranty.
ANT.:1. insecurity, doubt, uncertainty
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A declaration that one will or will not do a certain thing: covenant, engagement, guarantee, guaranty, pledge, plight2, promise, solemn word, vow, warrant, word, word of honor. See OBLIGATION. 2. The fact or condition of being without doubt: assuredness, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, positiveness, sureness, surety. See CERTAIN. 3. The quality or state of being safe: safeness, safety, security. See SAFETY. 4. A firm belief in one's own powers: aplomb, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence, self-possession. See ATTITUDE, BELIEF.

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