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Meaning of COCKSURE

Pronunciation:  'kâk'shûr

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  marked by excessive confidence; "an arrogant and cocksure materialist"; "so overconfident and impudent as to speak to the queen"; "the less he knows the more positive he gets"

COCKSURE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: confident, overconfident, positive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cock"sure`\, a.
1. Perfectly safe. [Obs.]

         We steal as in a castle, cocksure: . . . we walk
         invisible.                            --Shak.

2. Quite certain. [Colloq.]

         I thought myself cocksure of the horse which he
         readily promised me.                  --Pope.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arrogant, assured, certain, confident, convinced, decided, determined, hubristic, overconfident, oversure, overweening, persuaded, poised, pompous, positive, proud, reassured, secure, self-assured, self-confident, self-important, self-reliant, sure, unafraid, undoubting, unfaltering, unhesitating, unwavering