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 for self-confidence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Self-confidence \Self`-con"fi*dence\, n.
     The quality or state of being self-confident; self-reliance.
     [1913 Webster]
           A feeling of self-confidence which supported and
           sustained him.                           --Beaconsfield.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities;
           "his assurance in his superiority did not make him
           popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she
           spoke with authority" [syn: assurance, self-assurance,
           confidence, self-confidence, authority, sureness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "self-confidence":
     aplomb, arrogance, assurance, assuredness, balance, belief,
     boastfulness, certitude, cockiness, cocksureness, conceit,
     confidence, confidentness, conviction, courage, equability,
     equanimity, equilibrium, face, faith, haughtiness, hubris,
     independence, level head, levelheadedness, overconfidence,
     oversureness, overweening, overweeningness, pardonable pride,
     poise, pomposity, positiveness, possession, presence of mind,
     pride, pridefulness, proudness, purse-pride, restraint,
     sanguineness, security, self-assurance, self-command,
     self-consequence, self-control, self-esteem, self-importance,
     self-possession, self-reliance, self-respect, self-restraint,
     self-sufficiency, settled belief, stiff-necked pride,
     stiff-neckedness, subjective certainty, sureness, surety, trust,
     vanity, well-regulated mind

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