self-confidence

noun
self-con·​fi·​dence | \ ˌself-ˈkän-fə-dən(t)s How to pronounce self-confidence (audio) , -ˌden(t)s \

Definition of self-confidence

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

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self-confident \ ˌself-​ˈkän-​fə-​dənt How to pronounce self-confident (audio) , -​ˌdent \ adjective
self-confidently adverb

First Known Use of self-confidence

1604, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-confidence was in 1604

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“Self-confidence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-confidence. Accessed 4 Apr. 2020.

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self-confidence

noun
self-con·​fi·​dence | \ ˈself-ˈkän-fə-dəns \

Kids Definition of self-confidence

: someone's confidence in himself or herself and in his or her own abilities

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