Definitions

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  • adj. Excessively sure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Excessively sure.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ sure

Examples

  • It's one of those Tharps that's oversure of its charm, oversold on itself, cheeky to a fault, set to a score (jazz piano music by Willie 'the Lion' Smith) where the choreography seems to be rattling its own skeleton bones without conjuring up a mood, a period, a point.

    All the World's a Stage, and I Wish Some People Would Get Off of It: James Wolcott

  • He seems oversure of himself, so I throw him a ringer: terra-cotta angels playing instruments.

    Gringos in Paradise

  • Jake Spoon was only human—and he was oversure of himself, at that.

    Lonesome Dove

  • Jake Spoon was only human -- and he was oversure of himself, at that.

    Lonesome Dove

  • Jake Spoon was only human — and he was oversure of himself, at that.

    Lonesome Dove

  • It was then that I realized how oversure she seemed about everything-there was a ring of the fanatic when she talked.

    The Hand of Oberon

  • But the four police were oversure, and Yasmini too quick-witted for them.

    Guns of the Gods

  • Atene's scheme was clever and well laid, and I, grown oversure and careless, slept through it all! "

    Ayesha, the Return of She

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