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aplomb

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of aplomb

  1. 1 evenness of emotions or temper you've handled a difficult situation with perfect aplomb Synonyms of aplomb equanimity, calmness, collectedness, composedness, composure, cool, coolness, countenance, equilibrium, imperturbability, placidity, repose, sangfroid, self-composedness, self-possession, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilnessWords Related to aplomb assurance, confidence, poise, self-assurance, self-assuredness, self-confidence, self-trust; easygoingness, laid-backness; apathy, detachment, impassivity, indifference, insensibility, numbness, phlegm, unconcernNear Antonyms of aplomb alarm (also alarum), anxiety, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, care, concern, disquiet, solicitude, uneasiness, worry; excitability, excitableness, nervousness; disturbanceAntonyms of aplomb agitation, discomposure, perturbation

  2. 2 great faith in oneself or one's abilities carried herself with the dignity and aplomb of a born leader Synonyms of aplomb confidence, assurance, self-assurance, self-assuredness, self-confidence, self-esteem, self-trustWords Related to aplomb cockiness, complacence, complacency, conceit, conceitedness, ego, egoism, egotism, hubris, overconfidence, pomposity, pompousness, pride, pridefulness, self-admiration, self-applause, self-assumption, self-complacency, self-conceit, self-consequence, self-content, self-contentment, self-glorification, self-importance, self-opinion, self-partiality, self-satisfaction, smugness, vaingloriousness, vainglory, vanity; calmness, composure, coolness, equanimity; self-poise, self-possession; assumption, bumptiousness, haughtiness, hauteur, huffiness, imperiousness, loftiness, lordliness, peremptoriness, presumptuousness, pretentiousness, superciliousness, superiority, toploftinessNear Antonyms of aplomb apprehension, doubt, misgivingAntonyms of aplomb diffidence, insecurity, self-distrust, self-doubt

Synonym Discussion of aplomb

confidence, assurance, self-possession, aplomb mean a state of mind or a manner marked by easy coolness and freedom from uncertainty, diffidence, or embarrassment. confidence stresses faith in oneself and one's powers without any suggestion of conceit or arrogance.
    • the confidence that comes from long experience
assurance carries a stronger implication of certainty and may suggest arrogance or lack of objectivity in assessing one's own powers.
    • handled the cross-examination with complete assurance
self-possession implies an ease or coolness under stress that reflects perfect self-control and command of one's powers.
    • answered the insolent question with complete self-possession
aplomb implies a manifest self-possession in trying or challenging situations.
    • handled the reporters with great aplomb


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