aplomb
[ uh-plom ]
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Part of SpeechnounOrigin + Etymology
Late 18th century; French; from French, from à plomb ‘according to a plumb line’
Synonyms
noun
confidencepoise
Antonyms
noun
fear
Definition
nounimperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance
Examples
nounThe attorney received new evidence in his favor and walked into the courtroom with aplomb.
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