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  • adj. Secure in oneself; self-assured; self-confident.
  • adj. Secure on one's own; self-reliant; self-sustaining.

Etymologies

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From self- +‎ secure, probably a calque of German selbstsicher ("selfsecure, self-assured, self-confident"). Compare also Dutch zelfzeker, zelfverzekerd ("selfsecure, confident").

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