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.

Nearby words

  1. self-composed,
  2. self-conceit,
  3. self-concept,
  4. self-conception,
  5. self-confessed,
  6. self-confident,
  7. self-congratulation,
  8. self-congratulatory,
  9. self-conscious,
  10. self-consecration

Origin of self-confidence

First recorded in 1630–40

Related formsself-con·fi·dent, adjectiveself-con·fi·dent·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for self-confident

self-confidence

noun

confidence in one's own powers, judgment, etc
Derived Formsself-confident, adjectiveself-confidently, adverb

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