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self-assured

[self-uh-shoo rd] /ˈsɛlf əˈʃʊərd/
adjective
Origin of self-assured
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15
Related forms
self-assuredness
[self-uh-shoo r-id-nis] /ˈsɛlf əˈʃʊər ɪd nɪs/ (Show IPA),
noun
Synonyms
assured, confident, cocky, positive.
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  • He was convinced of it now, and he had never been more happy or self-assured.

    We're Friends, Now Henry Hasse
  • To most of us he seemed too self-assertive, too self-assured.

    On the Stairs Henry B. Fuller
  • And he seemed to become again an important, self-assured man.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • And she knew so much, so self-assured, and not yet nineteen.

  • They are bold and self-assured, when they are in the right; but uneasy, when they know they are wrong.

    The Basis of Morality Arthur Schopenhauer
British Dictionary definitions for self-assured

self-assured

adjective
1.
confident of one's own worth
Derived Forms
self-assuredly, adverb
self-assuredness, noun
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Word Origin and History for self-assured
adj.

1711, from self- + assured.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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