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Confidence in one's own abilities or character.
self-confidence, confidence, belief in oneself, positiveness, assertiveness, assurance, self-reliance, self-possession, composure, nerve, poise, presence, aplombView synonyms
- ‘You are ablaze with cheerful self-assurance, and passionate about achieving your aims.’
- ‘At 25, he already has the composure and self-assurance to match his 6ft 6in frame.’
- ‘There's nothing more attractive than an air of self-assurance.’
- ‘The confidence bestowed by his patron boosted his self-assurance and perpetuated his interest in becoming a professional sculptor.’
- ‘In all the pictures, she's got a striking air of confidence and self-assurance about her.’
- ‘Putting on an air of self-assurance, she marched into the room, clutching a neat stack of tomes in her other hand.’
- ‘Their confidence and self-assurance is indeed palpable, as is their ability to express themselves uninhibitedly.’
- ‘Despite having had an alcoholic father, he projected a sense of self-assurance and equanimity.’
- ‘The confident swagger and self-assurance that helped him win the US Open turned to arrogance and started working against him.’
- ‘A fine figure of a man, he radiates masculine self-assurance, a quality that interested the Queen greatly.’
- ‘He plays the role with a mixture of sadness and self-assurance that makes his character the most memorable in the picture.’
- ‘He praised Trotsky for his outstanding abilities, yet chided him for his excessive self-assurance and preoccupation with administrative matters.’
- ‘With self-assurance and near total faith in their own strengths and intuition, these people will strive hard to fulfill their dreams and ambitions.’
- ‘West was born in 1893, the daughter of a beautiful and indulgent mother and an unreliable macho father, and from her earliest days she evinced utter self-assurance.’
- ‘Christina has used her self-assurance and ambition to rise to the top.’
- ‘Men can actually take on that aura of authority just by moving through life with an air of self-assurance and a boost of self-esteem.’
- ‘As a director, Parigi shows a great deal of self-assurance and natural ability.’
- ‘Toward the end of my talk, I told the group that the core characteristics of leadership are self-assurance and authenticity.’
- ‘The confidence man's utter self-assurance can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy.’
- ‘Epstein takes on these comers, too, with his characteristic self-assurance.’
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