cocksurely
adverb see cocksure

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cocksurely — adverb Etymology: cocksure (I) + ly : in a cocksure manner answer a question a bit too cocksurely * * * cockˈsurely adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑cock …   Useful english dictionary

  • cocksurely — See cocksure. * * * …   Universalium

  • cocksurely — cock·sure·ly …   English syllables

  • cocksure — cocksurely, adv. cocksureness, n. /kok shoor , sherr /, adj. 1. perfectly sure or certain; completely confident in one s own mind: She was cocksure that she was able to do the job better than anyone else. 2. too certain; overconfident: He was so… …   Universalium

  • cocksure — adjective Etymology: probably from 1cock + sure Date: 1608 1. feeling perfect assurance sometimes on inadequate grounds 2. marked by overconfidence or presumptuousness ; cocky …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cocksureness — See cocksurely. * * * …   Universalium

  • cocksure — adjective presumptuously or arrogantly confident. Derivatives cocksurely adverb cocksureness noun Origin C16: from archaic cock (a euphemism for God) + sure; later assoc. with cock1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • cocksure — adj. 1 presumptuously or arrogantly confident. 2 (foll. by of, about) absolutely sure. Derivatives: cocksurely adv. cocksureness n. Etymology: cock = God + SURE …   Useful english dictionary

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