self-confident love

Definitions

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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

Etymologies

self- +‎ confident (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Henry’s Demons

  • 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.

    Henry’s Demons

  • My point is that they are self-confident, and not worried about drawing attention to themselves as they used to be.

    Shirley Williams: chair of the judges

  • He has to compete in a fierce job market, but he can't act too bossy or self-confident.

    Where Have The Good Men Gone?

  • Thanks in part to Iraq and Afghanistan, we are, decades later, backing off from this self-confident universalism.

    Time to avoid the dictatorship v democracy debate in Africa | David Booth

  • 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.

    She's Gone to the Dogs

  • Mary Eleanor Bowes was brought up by her father to be a self-confident, ambitious, and clever girl.

    Wedlock by Wendy Moore: Questions

  • 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.

    This week's new live music

  • 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.

    Review | Old Vic | Cause Célèbre | Michael Billington

  • 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.

    'I felt numb – we'd lost our little boy'

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