Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Completely sure; certain.
  • adjective Too sure; overconfident.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Perfectly secure or safe.
  • Confidently or absolutely sure or certain.
  • With perfect security or certainty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Perfectly safe.
  • adjective colloq. Quite certain.
  • adjective colloq. overconfident; -- of people.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective informal too confident; overconfident

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by excessive confidence

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Examples

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  • I simply cannot condone this kind of cocksure attitude because it must violate decency laws in several states.

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  • There was danger of her becoming altogether too "cocksure," when she was one day pulled up sharply by the following occurrence:

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  • They seem to have a very "cocksure" approach beforehand and yet, continually come home with their tails between their legs.

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  • Obama has the kind of cocksure confidence that can only be achieved by not achieving anything else.

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  • Barack Obama has the kind of cocksure confidence that can only be achieved by not achieving anything else.

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  • This word makes me laugh cause I'm immature, haha

    August 2, 2008