self-confidence [self′kän′fə dəns]
confidence in oneself, one's own abilities, etc.

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  • self-confidence — also self confidence, 1650s, from SELF (Cf. self) + CONFIDENCE (Cf. confidence) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Self-confidence — Self con fi*dence, n. The quality or state of being self confident; self reliance. [1913 Webster] A feeling of self confidence which supported and sustained him. Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-confidence — *confidence, assurance, self assurance, self possession, aplomb Analogous words: composure, *equanimity: sureness, sanguineness (see corresponding adjectives at CONFIDENT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • self-confidence — ► NOUN ▪ a feeling of trust in one s abilities, qualities, and judgement. DERIVATIVES self confident adjective self confidently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • self-confidence — noun uncount the feeling that you can do things well and that people respect you …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-confidence — n. 1) to acquire, gain; display, show; have self confidence 2) to instill self confidence 3) to restore smb. s self confidence 4) to undermine smb. s self confidence 5) the self confidence to + inf. (she doesn t have the self confidence to run… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Self-confidence — The socio psychological concept of self confidence relates to self assuredness in one s personal judgment, ability, power, etc., sometimes manifested excessively. [The Macquarie Dictionary. Compare The Dictionary of Psychology by Raymond Joseph… …   Wikipedia

  • self-confidence — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ enormous, great, supreme ▪ growing, increased ▪ new, renewed ▪ national …   Collocations dictionary

  • self-confidence — N UNCOUNT If you have self confidence, you behave confidently because you feel sure of your abilities or value. With the end of my love affair, I lost all the self confidence I once had... Richard s self confidence is growing steadily. Syn: self… …   English dictionary

  • self-confidence — noun they told Tom he lacked the self confidence to make it as a singer Syn: morale, confidence, self assurance, assurance, assertiveness, self reliance, self possession, composure …   Thesaurus of popular words

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