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: a confidence and satisfaction in oneself : self-respect
bighead, complacence, complacency, conceit, conceitedness, ego, egotism, pomposity, pompousness, pride, pridefulness, self-admiration, self-conceit, self-glory, self-importance, self-love, self-satisfaction, smugness, swelled head, vaingloriousness, vainglory, vainness, vanity
humbleness, humility, modesty
1619, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: a feeling of having respect for yourself and your abilities
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: a feeling of satisfaction that someone has in himself or herself and his or her own abilities
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