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a·plomb

 (ə-plŏm′, ə-plŭm′)
n.
Self-confident assurance; poise: "It is native personality ... that endows a man to stand before presidents or generals ... with aplomb" (Walt Whitman).

[French, from Old French a plomb, perpendicularly : a, according to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + plomb, lead weight (from Latin plumbum, lead).]

aplomb

(əˈplɒm)
n
equanimity, self-confidence, or self-possession
[C18: from French: rectitude, uprightness, from à plomb according to the plumb line, vertically]

a•plomb

(əˈplɒm, əˈplʌm)

n.
imperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance.
[1820–30; < French à plomb according to the plummet, i.e., straight up and down, vertical position]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aplomb - great coolness and composure under strainaplomb - great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"
calm, calmness, composure, equanimity - steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

aplomb

aplomb

noun
Translations

aplomb

[əˈplɒm] N (liter) → aplomo m
with great aplombcon gran aplomo or serenidad

aplomb

[əˈplɒm] nsang-froid m, assurance f

aplomb

nGelassenheit f; with aplombgelassen

aplomb

[əˈplɒm] ndisinvoltura
with great aplomb → senza scomporsi, con gran disinvoltura