from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Confidence in oneself or one's own abilities: "Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradle” ( Virginia Woolf). See Synonyms at confidence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being self-confident
- n. A measure of one's belief in one's own abilities
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being self-confident; self-reliance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Confidence in one's own judgment or ability; reliance on one's own observation, opinions, or powers, without other aid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
The knowledge that one's mentality has been broadened out by college training, that one has discovered his possibilities, not only adds wonderfully to one's happiness, but also increases one's self-confidence immeasurably, and _self-confidence is the lever that moves the world_.
Putting yourself out there in weekend meets requires a lot of self-confidence, which is lacking at this age, she says.
"I have great faith in fools - my friends call it self-confidence."
Students have developed their written, oral and social skills as well as gaining motivation and self-confidence, which is reflected in their school work.
The evolving relationship is also marked by a rise in Polish self-confidence after years of membership in NATO and the European Union, an enhanced status underlined by the fact that Warsaw is preparing to take over the rotating presidency of the EU in July.
I don’t want it to be so bad that it will break your self-confidence, which is attractive + is fine is founded on positive virtues, work, courage ect. but if you are selfish it had better be broken early.
He had a sunny self-confidence that suited voters during a difficult decade.
First, alongside most other major institutions, religious institutions suffered a dramatic loss of confidence and self-confidence.
The actions of the protestors in Tunisia and elsewhere exude courage, initiative, can-do spirit, self-confidence and self-motivation — precisely the qualities that constitute the essence of entrepreneurship.
But the self-confidence and dignity that has been rejuvenated within the Egyptian people -- the knowledge that they can pour into the streets and make their voices heard -- is a powerful safeguard for them from now on.