Meaning of “self-confident” in the English Dictionary

"self-confident" in British English

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uk /ˌselfˈkɒn.fɪ.dənt/ us /ˌselfˈkɑːn.fə.dənt/ approving

B2 behaving calmly because you have no doubts about your ability or knowledge:

At school he was popular and self-confident, and we weren't surprised at his later success.
noun [ U ] uk /ˌselfˈkɒn.fɪ.dəns/ us /ˌselfˈkɑːn.fə.dəns/
adverb uk /ˌselfˈkɒn.fɪ.də us /ˌselfˈkɑːn.fə.də

(Definition of “self-confident” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self-confident" in American English

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us /ˌselfˈkɑn·fə·dənt/

certain that you can manage any situation by yourself:

She’s one of the most self-confident young women I’ve ever met.
noun [ U ] us /selfˈkɑn·fə·dəns/

the self-confidence of an experienced professional

(Definition of “self-confident” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)