confidant, confidante

noun CLOSE FRIEND, bosom friend, best friend; intimate, familiar; informal chum, pal, crony; Brit. informal mate, oppo, mucker; N. Amer. informal buddy.

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  • confidant, confidante — n intimate, familiar, close friend, fast friend, Latin, fidus Achates. bosom friend, bosom buddy; bedfellow, bedmate, bunkmate, Sl. bunkie, roommate; chum, crony, pal, buddy, mate, comrade; alter ego, other self, second self, shadow, sidekick …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Confidante — Confidant Con fi*dant ; 277), n. masc., Confidante Con fi*dante (?; 277), n. fem.[F. confident, confidente, formerly also spelt confidant, confidante. See {Confide}, and cf. {Confident}.] One to whom secrets, especially those relating to affairs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Confidant — Con fi*dant ; 277), n. masc., Confidante Con fi*dante (?; 277), n. fem.[F. confident, confidente, formerly also spelt confidant, confidante. See {Confide}, and cf. {Confident}.] One to whom secrets, especially those relating to affairs of love,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confidant — confidant, confidante stressed on the first syllable or (in the case of confidante) on the first or last syllable, mean ‘a close friend in whom one confides’, and refer respectively to a male or female and a female. They are alterations of an… …   Modern English usage

  • confidante — confidant, confidante stressed on the first syllable or (in the case of confidante) on the first or last syllable, mean ‘a close friend in whom one confides’, and refer respectively to a male or female and a female. They are alterations of an… …   Modern English usage

  • confidant — I confidant, confidante (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. friend, intimate. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. confidante, intimate, trusted friend, repository; see adviser , friend 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. confidante, friend,… …   English dictionary for students

  • confidante — I confidant, confidante (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. friend, intimate. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. One in whom secrets are confided: confessor, confidant, repository. See SHOW, WORDS. 2. A person whom one knows well, likes,… …   English dictionary for students

  • confidant - confident — ◊ confidant Confidant is a noun. A confidant is a person who you discuss your private problems and worries with. You use the spelling confidante when the person is a woman. ...Colonel House, a friend and confidant of President Woodrow Wilson. She …   Useful english dictionary

  • confidante — 1709, female confidant, from Fr. confidente, fem. of confident (see CONFIDANT (Cf. confidant)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • confidante — [kn̈′fədant΄, kän′fədänt΄] n. a woman or girl confidant …   English World dictionary

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