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 ?
Seeing Alexey Alexandrovitch with his Petersburg face and severely self-confident figure, in his round hat, with his rather prominent spine, he believed in him, and was aware of a disagreeable sensation, such as a man might feel tortured by thirst, who, on reaching a spring, should find a dog, a sheep, or a pig, who has drunk of it and muddied the water.
The lamentable inferiority of the whole physique was made ludicrous by the supremely self-confident bearing of the individual.
To deal with a man like me you require sheer, naked, inglorious heroism." Again his lips closed with a self-confident snap.
The little man seemed already to have considered that point of view in his dispassionate self-confident manner.
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.
Seeing the self-confident and refined expression on the faces of those present he was always expecting to hear something very profound.
A lover should not be so much at ease, and so self-confident. He ought to tremble more."
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!' But the most remarkable change was, that he never once suffered his eyes to wander in the direction of Mr.
Jong-su agrees to take care of her cat and when Hae-mi returns, Jong-su is disappointed to discover that she has acquired a wealthy and self-confident companion called Ben - who is also something of an enigma.
"In Harry's case, this looks like a self-confident ritual performed for two reasons, when he's feeling under pressure or lonely.
"The dramatic surge in our membership shows that people are tired of the politics of the past and want a Plaid Cymru government to lead the building of the self-confident nation we know we must be.
The mean scores on the hopelessness subscale were: hasty approach 31.85+-6.72, thoughtful approach 9.81+-4.81, avoidance approach 11.21+-5.83, evaluative approach 6.09+-3.27, self-confident approach 14.71+-5.69, and planned approach 8.34+-3.72.