List of 426 Sets of Synonyms - How they Differ - Total of 2307 Words - 403

SYNONYMS: trust, faith, confidence, reliance, dependence.
These nouns denote a feeling of certainty that a person or thing will not fail.

Trust implies depth and assurance of feeling that is often based on inconclusive evidence: The President would try to justify the trust they had placed in him.
Faith connotes unquestioning, often emotionally charged belief: Faith and knowledge lean largely upon each other in the practice of medicine. Often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.
Confidence, which suggests less emotional intensity, frequently implies stronger grounds for assurance: Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom: youth is the season of credulity.
Reliance connotes a confident and trustful commitment to another: What reliance could they place on the protection of a prince so recently their enemy?
Dependence suggests reliance on the help or support of another to whom one is often subordinate: I fared like a distressed Prince who calls in a powerful Neighbor to his Aid when I had once called him in, I could not subsist without dependence on him.

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