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Aplomb   /əplˈɑm/   Listen
Aplomb

noun
1.
Great coolness and composure under strain.  Synonyms: assuredness, cool, poise, sang-froid.






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"Aplomb" Quotes from Famous Books



... world as an arena; and as the occasion and the audience arose, he suited himself with the utmost aplomb to the part he intended to play, so that under the costume and the paint the real Balzac is often difficult to discover. Sometimes he would pretend to be rich and prosperous, when he thought an editor would thereby be induced to offer him good terms; and sometimes, when it suited ...
— Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings • Mary F. Sandars



Words linked to "Aplomb" :   calmness, equanimity, calm, composure



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