Definition of Self-confidence

1. Noun. Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities. "She spoke with authority"

Exact synonyms: Assurance, Authority, Confidence, Self-assurance, Sureness
Generic synonyms: Certainty
Attributes: Certain, Sure, Incertain, Uncertain, Unsure
Derivative terms: Confident, Self-confident, Sure, Sure



Definition of Self-confidence

1. Noun. The state of being self-confident ¹

2. Noun. A measure of one's belief in one's own abilities ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-confidence

self-cleaning
self-collected
self-colored
self-coloured
self-command
self-commitment
self-complacency
self-complacent
self-conceit
self-conceited
self-conceitedly
self-concern
self-condemnation
self-confessed
self-confessed(a)
self-confidence (current term)
self-confident
self-confidently
self-congratulate
self-congratulation
self-congratulatory
self-conjugate
self-conscious
self-consciously
self-consciousness
self-consistent
self-contained
self-contemplation
self-contempt
self-contradiction

Literary usage of Self-confidence

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1. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1868)
"... the change which confidence it commonly works in the self-confidence of the oppos- Russian.,. ing forces; and under this aspect of its consequences the ..."

2. Studies in History and Jurisprudence by James Bryce Bryce (1901)
"... the person who claims consent possesses exceptional force and self-confidence. In other words, most of us hate trouble and like to choose the line of ..."

3. Retail Selling and Store Management by Paul Henry Nystrom (1914)
"Conceit and all attempts to convince other people of our self-confidence by ... Lack of self-confidence is caused by fear. This fear constantly dogs us and ..."

4. The Intelligence of School Children: How Children Differ in Ability, the Use by Lewis Madison Terman (1919)
"Showing effect of timidity and lack of self-confidence. ... Clifford has no self-confidence. His mother speaks in his presence of his stupidity and compares ..."

5. The Intelligence of School Children: How Children Differ in Ability, the Use by Lewis Madison Terman (1919)
"Showing effect of timidity and lack of self-confidence. ... Clifford has no self-confidence. His mother speaks in his presence of his stupidity and compares ..."

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