Confidant and confident
The words confidant and confident have very different meanings.
Confidant (male) and confidante (female) are nouns.
- She is my closest confidante. (= She is my closest friend.)
A confidant or confidante is a person to whom you confide your personal thoughts and feelings.
Confident means assured.
- We are confident that we will win the game. (= We are convinced that we will win the game.)