Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or showing confidence and poise.

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  • adj. confident in one's own abilities

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Assured by or of one's self; self-reliant; complacent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. showing poise and confidence in your own worth

Etymologies

self- +‎ assured (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He started to seem more self-assured and more likable.

    The Good Fight

  • Rabbi Knobel—a short, self-assured man wearing glasses, a close-cropped beard, and a white robe with a gold-embroidered stole—then takes his place at the podium.

    American Grace

  • He has a self-assured manner that borders on smugness, and his deep voice fills the sanctuary authoritatively as he emphatically delivers his sermon.

    American Grace

  • He is completely self-assured, confident, quick talking.

    Turning Toward Blood and Law

  • Their office looked like the Ritz and their salesman – his name escapes me while I scream some more – their saleman was glib and self-assured and just a little cocky.

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  • In that study, they found that those scoring high in narcissism tended to display the four main components of the "charismatic air": attractiveness (flashy and neat attire), competence (self-assured behavior), interpersonal warmth (charming glances) and humor (witty verbal expressions).

    Who Is Popular at First Sight?

  • Both extroverts and self-centered people displayed self-assured body movements and friendly facial expressions and made original self-introductions.

    Who Is Popular at First Sight?

  • Extroversion was related to cues that had a positive effect on popularity: fashionable appearance; speedy, energetic and self-assured body movements; friendly facial expressions, strong voice; and original self-introductions.

    Who Is Popular at First Sight?

  • In fairness to Bhutto, the handsome, self-assured, and charming woman who returned to Pakistan at age fifty-four was very different from the woman who had first become prime minister at the age of thirty-five.

    The Longest War

  • Nicklaus, who'd spoken to McIlroy after Augusta, praised the young champion's "moxie" and self-assured strut.

    A Beautiful Blowout, Not a Poetic Payback

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