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self-assured

[self-uh-shoo rd] /ˈsɛlf əˈʃʊərd/
adjective
Origin of self-assured
1705-1715
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 stung by her assumption that he could be so self-assured.

    Key Out of Time Andre Alice Norton
  • He was convinced of it now, and he had never been more happy or self-assured.

    We're Friends, Now Henry Hasse
  • "I don't like parting with friends; it sets me all awry," I said, giving back his own self-assured look.

  • To most of us he seemed too self-assertive, too self-assured.

    On the Stairs Henry B. Fuller
  • "Of course, it will be settled one way or another," said the jailer, with a superior's self-assured witticism.

    Resurrection Leo Tolstoy
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.

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