Definition of self-confidence in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈˌself ˈkänfəd(ə)ns/


A feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgment.
Example sentences
  • His charm, poise and self-confidence are, right from the start, extremely sinister.
  • The sad outcome of this nonsense is that the boy's morale and self-confidence will be damaged.
  • The whole composition exudes a bold, reckless and extravagant self-confidence.
morale, confidence, self-assurance, assurance, assertiveness, self-reliance, self-possession, composure

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Syllabification: self-con·fi·dence

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