Definition of aplomb noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈplɒm//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈplɑːm//
[uncountable] (formal)
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if somebody does something with aplomb, they do it in a confident and successful way, often in a difficult situation with considerable/great/remarkable aplomb He delivered the speech with his usual aplomb. She concealed the problem with remarkable aplomb. Word Originlate 18th cent. (in the sense ‘perpendicularity, steadiness’): from French, from à plomb ‘according to a plumb line’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aplomb