Self-confidence and assurance, especially in difficult situations.
From french aplomb, from à ("to") + plomb ("plumb"), from latin plumbum ("lead").
- The young woman approached the podium with aplomb, ready to deliver her speech.
- The tightrope walker crossed the chasm with aplomb, never once looking down.
- The actor performed the difficult monologue with aplomb, making it seem effortless.
- The detective solved the case with aplomb, impressing his colleagues.
- The pilot landed the plane with aplomb, despite the rough conditions.