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- adj. Confident in one's abilities.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Confident of one's own strength or powers; relying on one's judgment or ability; self-reliant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Confident of one's own strength or qualifications; relying on the correctness of one's own judgment, or the capability of one's own powers, without other aid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing poise and confidence in your own worth
Even now I find their silence a little surprising, since most of them were sophisticated and self-confident, not likely to be intimidated by the “stigma” attached to anything to do with madness.
In the case of my own parents, Claud and Patricia Cockburn, there were no traces of any mental disorder; both were highly self-confident and tough-minded.
My point is that they are self-confident, and not worried about drawing attention to themselves as they used to be.
He has to compete in a fierce job market, but he can't act too bossy or self-confident.
Thanks in part to Iraq and Afghanistan, we are, decades later, backing off from this self-confident universalism.
When we reconnected at a Middlebury Christmas party a couple of years ago, she informed me, being perhaps slightly under the influence of holiday cheer, that her self-confident college persona had been a ruse—that she was insecure, alienated and frankly didn't know how to have a good time.
Mary Eleanor Bowes was brought up by her father to be a self-confident, ambitious, and clever girl.
Don't be alarmed, however: fans of Vile's distinctive deadpan mumbling and the band's gently rolling and Dylanesque guitar rock will still find their constituency represented – simply stated in a larger and arguably more self-confident fashion.
Rattigan reinforces the point by contrasting Alma's brash, self-confident lover, George, with Edith's sexually diffident son who is the same age but driven to seek worldly experience with a prostitute.
I've always been quite self-confident, but my self-esteem was so low that I felt physically sick at the thought of going to work.