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English noun: self-confidence

1. self-confidence (cognition) freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities


SamplesHis assurance in his superiority did not make him popular.
After that failure he lost his confidence.
She spoke with authority.


Synonymsassurance, authority, confidence, self-assurance, sureness


Broader (hypernym)certainty


Attributecertain, incertain, sure, uncertain, unsure









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