self-as·​sur·​ance ˌself-ə-ˈshu̇r-ən(t)s How to pronounce self-assurance (audio)

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Recent Examples on the Web Tehran’s brutal suppression of domestic unrest after a wave of protests in the fall of 2022 further fed the government’s self-assurance. Dalia Dassa Kaye, Foreign Affairs, 19 Oct. 2023 Her songs, which coast on cherry syrup melodies pummeled by jackhammer drums, teeter between supple meditations on relationships and raunchy, peacock displays of self-assurance. Steven J. Horowitz, Variety, 28 Sep. 2023 Through the nine-track effort, her soul-stirring takes on love, motherhood and self-assurance ring true. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, 18 Sep. 2023 It’s also pronounced with a dizzyingly contradictory combo of aggressive self-assurance and on-the-edge-of-a-panic-attack anxiety. Sara Holdren, Vulture, 18 Sep. 2023 Compared with experiences with mostly homogeneous groups, members of this multigenerational team reported less hierarchy in group discussions, stronger self-assurance and a sense of solidarity and shared vision. Lorraine Dowler, The Conversation, 15 Aug. 2023 The panel was a resounding reminder that cultivating ingenuity, self-assurance, and perseverance are vital for personal and business success. Jennifer Ford, Essence, 30 June 2023 But in the new episode, unable to rely on her stylist as a sounding board, Kardashian finds her self-assurance. Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 June 2023 Troughton, who has directed for British television, brings a tone of supreme self-assurance to the film, expertly guiding its twists and darkening turns. Caryn James, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1595, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-assurance was in 1595

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“Self-assurance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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