self-confident


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self-con·fi·dence

(sĕlf′kŏn′fĭ-dəns)
n.
Confidence in oneself or one's own abilities.

self′-con′fi·dent adj.
self′-con′fi·dent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-confident - showing poise and confidence in your own worth; "hardly more than a boy but firm-knit and self-confident"
confident - having or marked by confidence or assurance; "a confident speaker"; "a confident reply"; "his manner is more confident these days"; "confident of fulfillment"

self-confident

adjective self-assured, confident, assured, secure, poised, fearless, self-reliant, sure of yourself She'd blossomed into a self-confident young woman.

self-confident

adjective
Having a firm belief in one's own powers:
Translations

self-confident

[ˌselfˈkɒnfɪdənt] ADJseguro de sí mismo, lleno de confianza en sí mismo

self-confident

[ˌsɛlfˈkɒnfɪdnt] adjsicuro/a di sé

self-confidence

(selfˈkonfidəns) noun
belief or trust in one's own powers. You need plenty of self-confidence to be a good airline pilot.
ˌself-ˈconfident adjective
ˌself-ˈconfidently adverb
References in classic literature ?
Among these people he was always self-confident and bold.
I hated the abrupt self-confident tone of his voice, his admiration of his own witticisms, which were often frightfully stupid, though he was bold in his language; I hated his handsome, but stupid face (for which I would, however, have gladly exchanged my intelligent one), and the free-and-easy military manners in fashion in the "'forties.
Yes, he is young, and youth is invariably self-confident.
In the shade of its flourishing growth he stood with braced and self-confident legs, and since nothing could now be discovered he did not shrink from an encounter with the eyes of judges, and allowed no thoughts of his own to keep him from an attitude of manfulness.
You are only a mortal like myself, and if I were to hit you in the middle of your shield with my spear, however strong and self-confident you may be, I should soon vanquish you, and you would yield your life to Hades of the noble steeds.
It is singular how diffident a normally self-confident man can become, once he is in love.
He seemed much disappointed, though as self-confident as ever.
Seeing the self-confident and refined expression on the faces of those present he was always expecting to hear something very profound.
Three months had made but little difference in the appearance either of Ridley or Rachel; yet a keen observer might have thought that the girl was more definite and self-confident in her manner than before.
Among our valued friends is there not some one or other who is a little too self-confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native.
As for his dejection, I certainly did not hear his laugh ringing from the vestry as usual, nor his voice loud in hilarious discourse; though I did hear it uplifted in rating the sexton in a manner that made the congregation stare; and, in his transits to and from the pulpit and the communion-table, there was more of solemn pomp, and less of that irreverent, self-confident, or rather self-delighted imperiousness with which he usually swept along--that air that seemed to say, 'You all reverence and adore me, I know; but if anyone does not, I defy him to the teeth
He had put on weight, increased in size, and, protected by the taboo, had become self-confident almost to lordliness.