Last modified on 27 May 2014, at 21:07

selfsecure

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From self- +‎ secure, probably a calque of German selbstsicher (selfsecure, self-assured, self-confident). Compare also Dutch zelfzeker, zelfverzekerd (selfsecure, confident).

AdjectiveEdit

selfsecure (comparative more selfsecure, superlative most selfsecure)

  1. Secure in oneself; self-assured; self-confident.
    • 1993, Linda Eyre, Richard Eyre, Teaching Your Children Values:
      Friendliness and gentleness also apply to self. Children who learn to be gentle and tolerant with themselves grow up to be less stressed and more relaxed and selfsecure.
  2. Secure on one's own; self-reliant; self-sustaining.
    • 2008, Touré F. Reed, Not Alms But Opportunity:
      Haynes's formulation all but conflated middle-class status with moral integrity, as he implied that by their nature, the better classes were more selfsecure.