self-confidence noun

ADJ. great, unshakeable | growing | new, renewed VERB + SELF-CONFIDENCE have | exude, show | be lacking in, lack | gain | lose | give sb A few months living away from home have given him renewed self-confidence. | boost, build (up), develop, increase He thought a few kind words might boost her self-confidence. | dent, shake, undermine

PHRASES an air of self-confidence She had an air of self-confidence that he admired. | a lack of self-confidence