Origin of self-confidence
Related formsself-con·fi·dent, adjectiveself-con·fi·dent·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for self-confident
Strong and self-confident middle classes are usually considered to be the most important prerequisite for democracy to work well.Why Democracy Will Struggle In The Arab World In 2014|Balint Szlanko|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But now we have a more, uh, self-confident right wing, and consequently we have a new and different calculus.
Expansive, amused, irresistibly self-confident, self-deprecating.
In the June debate in New Hampshire, Michele Bachmann made a splash with her energetic, zesty, self-confident performance.
And the self-confident Bush has not disappeared from the scene.
Miss Phyllis was very brave and self-confident at the outset.A Mysterious Disappearance|Gordon Holmes
Resourceful, bold and self-confident as the two were, yet now they could see nothing but death or capture in store for them.The Radio Detectives in the Jungle|A. Hyatt Verrill
The young republic of the United States, lusty and self-confident, was seething with new thought.A Social History of The American Negro|Benjamin Brawley
Hasty, self-confident, knowing better than anybody else, Peter once again ran himself into grave fault.
The commanding and self-confident tone in which Napoleon uttered these glowing sentences, silenced and confounded the generals.