confidant
[ kon-fi-dant ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
mid-17th century; French from an alteration of confident (as a noun in the same sense in the early 17th century), probably to represent the pronunciation of French confidente "having full trust"
Synonyms
  • adviser companion mate
Antonyms
  • enemy foe stranger
Definition
a close friend or associate to whom secrets are confided or with whom private matters and problems are discussed
Example
A) My best friend is my ultimate confidant, and I tell her everything. B) She wanted to talk about her feelings but she did not have a confidant she could trust.
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