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Definition of "self-confidence" [self•-con•fi•dence]

  • Confidence in oneself or one's own abilities: "Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradle” ( Virginia Woolf). See Synonyms at confidence. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "self-confidence" in a sentence
  • "The knowledge that one's mentality has been broadened out by college training, that one has discovered his possibilities, not only adds wonderfully to one's happiness, but also increases one's self-confidence immeasurably, and _self-confidence is the lever that moves the world_."
  • "Putting yourself out there in weekend meets requires a lot of self-confidence, which is lacking at this age, she says."
  • ""I have great faith in fools - my friends call it self-confidence.""