cocksureness
noun see cocksure

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cocksureness — index confidence (faith) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cocksureness — cocksure ► ADJECTIVE ▪ presumptuously or arrogantly confident. DERIVATIVES cocksureness noun. ORIGIN from archaic cock (a euphemism for God) + SURE(Cf. ↑sureness); later associated with COCK(Cf. ↑cock) …   English terms dictionary

  • cocksureness — See cocksurely. * * * …   Universalium

  • cocksureness — noun The state or condition of being cocksure …   Wiktionary

  • cocksureness — n. act of being overly confident …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cocksureness — noun total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant • Syn: ↑certitude, ↑overconfidence • Derivationally related forms: ↑overconfident (for: ↑overconfidence), ↑cocksure …   Useful english dictionary

  • overconfidence — noun total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant • Syn: ↑certitude, ↑cocksureness • Derivationally related forms: ↑overconfident, ↑cocksure (for: ↑cocksureness) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Adolphe Thiers — Louis Adolphe Thiers President of the French Republic Co Prince of Andorra In office was Chief of Executive Power from 17 February to 30 August 1871 …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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