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aplomb (noun) confidence; self-assurance.

When a person conducts themselves with confidence and assurance and is not in the least nervous, they do so with aplomb. A dancer dances with aplomb if she dances with all confidence, and is sure of success. A person carries off something with aplomb if they do what is expected of them without being nervous at all. If in embarrassing situations, a person retains their balance, and manages the situation well, they manage it with aplomb.

  • The great actor that Rawlins is, he acted his role in the play with his usual aplomb, though he was confused when one of the other actors forgot his dialogues.
  • Henry carried the day with aplomb, when, as the chief spokesman of his party, he convincingly exposed the weakness of the policies of the rival party.
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