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quietly confident

This page is about the collocation quietly confident

collocation pattern: adverb + adjective

Meaning

feeling confident, but not saying much about it

For example

  • Roger always looks quietly confident before playing a match.

  • He hasn't said he'll win, but he's quietly confident he can do it this time.

Note:
A related collocation is "quietly optimistic"

Quick Quiz

Our coach is quietly confident. He thinks we

a. have a good chance

b. can't possibly win

c. can't possibly lose

Contributor: Matt Errey