Definitions of confidante

  1. a female confidant
  2. One to whom secrets, especially those relating to affairs of love, are confided or intrusted; a confidential or bosom friend.
  3. One entrusted with secrets; a bosom friend.

Usage examples for confidante

  1. But for the two intervening days her secret hung upon her like a burden of guilt, and she longed inexpressibly for a confidante who would advise her what to do at this distressing issue. – Seven Little Australians by Ethel Sybil Turner
  2. Her mother is her only confidante. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  3. Ne'er a one of them has ever whispered her pretty little secrets to me, or perhaps confessed them to herself, her mamma, or her nearest and dearest confidante. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  4. It is the young man, then, who has made you his confidante? – Washington Square by Henry James
  5. Thus was I fixed; and with Virginia for a confidante, what was to prevent the course of true love running smooth? – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  6. She had her own confidante, and the disparity of years between her and Miss Cotton counted for nothing in the friendship which their exchange of trust and sympathy cemented. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  7. It was not till the morning that she examined the door, to see if she could not manage to get out and escape from the house, for she shared with the rest of the family an indescribable fear of Mrs Oldcastle and her confidante, the White Wolf. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  8. Then, too, he had his mother to comfort him, to cheer him, to sympathize with him, and to be, ever more and more, his confidante and companion. – The Flag by Homer Greene
  9. The laughter of Lisa, the handsome Norman, and the others disquieted him; but of Madame Francois he would willingly have made a confidante. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola