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confidence

US [ˈkɑnfɪdəns]
UK [ˈkɒnfɪd(ə)ns]
  • n.信心;信任;自信心;信赖
  • adj.骗得信任的
  • Web行骗天下;置信度;秘密
Plural Form:confidences  
CONFIDENCE
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n.
对他人的信心belief in others
1.
[u]
~ (in sb/sth)
信心;信任;信赖the feeling that you can trust, believe in and be sure about the abilities or good qualities of sb/sth
The players all have confidence in their manager.
队员都信赖他们的教练。
A fall in unemployment will help to restore consumer confidence.
失业人数的下降会有助于恢复消费者的信心。
a lack of confidence in the government
对政府缺乏信任
The new contracts have undermined the confidence of employees.
新的合同动摇了雇员们的信心。
She has every confidence in her students' abilities.
她完全相信她学生的能力。
对自己的信心belief in yourself
2.
[u]
自信心;把握a belief in your own ability to do things and be successful
He answered the questions with confidence .
他自信地回答了那些问题。
People often lose confidence when they are criticized.
人受到批评时经常会失去信心。
He gained confidence when he went to college.
他上大学后增强了自信。
She suffers from a lack of confidence .
她深受缺乏自信心之苦。
While girls lack confidence , boys often overestimate their abilities.
女孩通常缺乏自信,而男孩则往往会高估自己的能力。
I didn't have any confidence in myself at school.
我在学校时对自己毫无信心。
感到有把握feeling certain
3.
[u]
把握;肯定the feeling that you are certain about sth
They could not say with confidence that he would be able to walk again after the accident.
他们不能肯定他经过那场事故后还能行走。
He expressed his confidence that they would win.
他表示了自己的信心:他们必定取胜。
信任trust
4.
[u]
(对某人会保守秘密的)信任,信赖a feeling of trust that sb will keep information private
Eva told me about their relationship in confidence .
伊娃对我透露了他们俩的关系这个秘密。
This is in the strictest confidence .
这事切勿外传。
It took a long time to gain her confidence(= make her feel she could trust me) .
我花了很长的时间才赢得她的信任。
秘密a secret
5.
[c]
(向某人透露的)秘密,机密a secret that you tell sb
The girls exchanged confidences.
女孩子们相互吐露自己的心事。
I could never forgive Mike for betraying a confidence.
迈克泄露了秘密,我决不会原谅他。

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