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. 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
  2. Her mother is her only confidante. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Her confidante, alarmed at this exclamation, looked at the picture; and, struck with the likeness, exclaimed, Jesus! – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Othello's jealous passion is at its height in the scene with Desdemona when he gives his accusations precise words, and flings money to Emilia as the guilty confidante. – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  10. 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
  11. Yet she has not only born this misfortune without complaint, but has been the confidante of his passion for another; he owned to her all his tenderness for me, and drew a picture of me, which, she told me, ought, had she listened to reason, to have destroyed even the shadow of hope: but that love, ever ready to flatter and deceive, had betrayed her into the weakness of supposing it possible I might refuse him, and that gratitude might, in that case, touch his heart with tenderness for one who loved him with the most pure and disinterested affection; that her journey to Quebec had removed the veil love had placed between her and truth; that she was now convinced the faint hope she had encouraged was madness, and that our souls were formed for each other. – The History of Emily Montague by Frances Brooke
  12. Make her my confidante? – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk
  13. It is the young man, then, who has made you his confidante? – Washington Square by Henry James