Part of speech: noun

Assurance; self- confidence; self- possession.

Part of speech: noun

Upright posture; erectness.

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Usage examples "aplomb":

  1. At last the news did come- a long arrear all in a gush: a letter from a female friend in Shrewsbury; a return of the sentences, sent up for the Judge; and most important, because most easily got at, being told with great aplomb and brevity, the long- deferred intelligence of the Shrewsbury Assizes in the Morning Advertiser. - "Green Tea; Mr. Justice Harbottle", Joseph Sheridan LeFanu.
  2. Paul, however, never lost his accustomed aplomb. - "The Master Mystery", Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey.
  3. She had a quiet aplomb, which would be called 'sang- froid' in a man. - "Mrs. Falchion, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009.