A confidant is the person you tell your secrets to. Your confidant has all the dirt on you, so don't forget his birthday or he might start talking...

Confidants are people you trust enough to tell anything, like that you cried during "The Muppet Movie." They might give advice, too. The President has lots of confidants in his inner circle who not only know all about secret government issues, but also give their opinions about what actions he should take. Make sure to spell the word with the ant ending, because confident means something else. Think of confiding in your aunt, your confidANT.

Definitions of confidant
  1. noun
    someone to whom private matters are confided
    synonyms: intimate
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    a female confidant
    repository, secretary
    a person to whom a secret is entrusted
    type of:
    a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
Commonly confused words

confident / confidant(e)

Confident is how you feel on a good hair day, but a confidant is the person you tell when you’re secretly wearing a wig. It's no wonder that these words are so easily confused: they were once both confident.

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