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self–confidence

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noun self–con·fi·dence \-ˈkän-fə-dən(t)s, -ˌden(t)s\

Definition of self–confidence

  1. :  confidence in oneself and in one's powers and abilities

self–con·fi·dent play \-fə-dənt, -ˌdent\ adjective
self–con·fi·dent·ly adverb


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