self-confidence

[self-kon-fi-duhns, self-]
noun
1.
realistic confidence in one's own judgment, ability, power, etc.
2.
excessive or inflated confidence in one's own judgment, ability, etc.

Origin:
1630–40

self-confident, adjective
self-confidently, adverb


1. assurance, self-possession, self-respect, poise. 2. conceit, self-esteem.
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self-confidence
 
n
confidence in one's own powers, judgment, etc
 
self-'confident
 
adj
 
self-'confidently
 
adv

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