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To be confident or proud - thesaurus


pride yourself on something

to feel proud about an achievement, skill, or special quality that you have

congratulate yourself

to be proud of yourself for being successful or lucky

be a credit to someone

if you are a credit to someone connected with you, or if you do them credit, they should be proud of you



to speak or behave in a firm, confident way

hug yourself

to feel very pleased with yourself

walk/stand tall

to feel proud and confident

hold your head up/high

to not be ashamed of yourself

face down

to appear strong and confident when someone is threatening or criticizing you

come out of your shell

to stop being shy and begin to confidently show your real character and feelings



to go somewhere in a confident way, especially when you do not seem to care what other people think

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be/make so bold as to do something

to do something that is rude or shows too much confidence



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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