self-confidence

[ self-kon-fi-duhns, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈkɒn fɪ dəns, ˈsɛlf- /

noun

realistic confidence in one's own judgment, ability, power, etc.
excessive or inflated confidence in one's own judgment, ability, etc.

Origin of self-confidence

First recorded in 1630–40

Related forms

self-con·fi·dent, adjectiveself-con·fi·dent·ly, adverb
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self-confidence


noun

confidence in one's own powers, judgment, etc

Derived Forms

self-confident, adjectiveself-confidently, adverb
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