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- n. An excessive degree of confidence
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Excessive confidence; too great reliance or trust.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being over-confident; excessive confidence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant
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Another reason for overconfidence is that lawyers may know the arguments in favor of their client much better than the arguments against.
Even after noting that overconfidence is a death sentence on this show, he nonetheless began spouting the sort of overconfident crap that the Gods of Survivor, that is, Palin's Pimp, aka Mark Burnett, always slaps down hard: We're good for a minimum two to three more Tribals. ...
Success breeds overconfidence is once again proven my Marcus Frind.
GREENFIELD: Now maybe this is the traditional second term overconfidence that tends to afflict White Houses.
GREENFIELD: Now, maybe this is the traditional second term overconfidence that tends to afflict White Houses.
Obviously, the word overconfidence comes to mind, but I don't think so.
After Berlin defeat, Isinbayeva vows no more 'overconfidence' - ÅF Golden League
The same overconfidence occurs when experienced writers or academics working on books or research papers estimate the time of completion.
They overinvested; they overspent for all these assets; they overstretched themselves, because of hubris, which is defined as overconfidence, a sort of arrogant, slightly insolent view of your own abilities.
Call it a Freudian slip, call it overconfidence emerging from a big win in the Florida Republican primary, call it a classic, out-of-touch-sounding "Rich Romney" gaffe.