Definition of self-confidence in English:

self-confidence

noun

  • A feeling of trust in one's abilities, qualities, and judgment.

    • ‘One of the most important attributes is self-confidence, and that's something performing gives you.’
    • ‘She also spoke on the need for youngsters to enhance their self-confidence.’
    • ‘The sad outcome of this nonsense is that the boy's morale and self-confidence will be damaged.’
    • ‘This was back before I'd met Jason, even, so my self-confidence wasn't great.’
    • ‘His charm, poise and self-confidence are, right from the start, extremely sinister.’
    • ‘Again, one does not want to temper that self-confidence - it would be no fun for him and no fun for us watching, either.’
    • ‘Among the key findings in the study was that students with low self-confidence take longer to settle in.’
    • ‘The truth is that this region is brimming with self-confidence - and with good reason.’
    • ‘Apparently going to a business school does wonders for your self-confidence.’
    • ‘The whole composition exudes a bold, reckless and extravagant self-confidence.’
    • ‘Kelly's self-confidence is bolstered by her unswerving Christian faith.’
    • ‘This self-confidence lies behind his avid and vocal support of spiritualism in the last 20 years of his life.’
    • ‘Time and again he was particular about enhancing self-confidence of students.’
    • ‘I was told that my name characterised self-confidence, independence, and academic success.’
    • ‘Dressed in a silver-patterned silk shirt and tailored trousers, he exudes self-confidence.’
    • ‘These were still the sensitive times, when Irish self-confidence wasn't what it is now.’
    • ‘They gain greater self-confidence and - in some cases, at least - a real lust for learning.’
    • ‘It was a dream to help people regain their self-confidence by helping them feel good about themselves.’
    • ‘The event instilled self-confidence, team spirit and the value of participation in them.’
    • ‘In addition, self-confidence is growing in Turkey in view of its economic performance.’
    morale, confidence, self-assurance, belief in oneself, positiveness, assertiveness, assurance, self-reliance, self-possession, composure, nerve, poise, presence, aplomb
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Pronunciation:

self-confidence

/ˈˌself ˈkänfəd(ə)ns/