Aplomb meaning

ə-plŏm, ə-plŭm

His nonchalance and aplomb during hard times have always been his best character trait.

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Self-confident assurance; poise.
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The definition of aplomb is a strong belief in yourself and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

To know with certainty that you are the best person for the job and then to perform it well is an example of performing a job with aplomb.

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Self-possession; assurance; poise.
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(ballet) Stability; the basic law of ballet.
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Origin of aplomb

  • French from Old French a plomb perpendicularly a according to (from Latin ad- ad–) plomb lead weight (from Latin plumbum lead)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French aplomb

    From Wiktionary