- too confident.
Origin of overconfident
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cocksure, brash, arrogant, reckless, heedless.
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Examples from the Web for overconfidence
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It seems like overconfidence is one of the big targets of Thinking, Fast and Slow.Daniel Kahneman’s Gripe With Behavioral Economics
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Those fresh-faced, freshly minted millionaires are now paying the price for that overconfidence.How Joining Facebook Is Hurting Instagram
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Anderson pointed out that despite the dangers of overconfidence, it does makes some sense to follow confident people in general.Why Pundits Keep Making (Often Wrong) Presidential Predictions
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Though the red tide is rising, overconfidence can swamp even the best campaign strategists.Don't Blow It, GOP!
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But that gentleman spoiled it all by his own overconfidence.Duffels
Neglect of this or overconfidence has caused many disasters.Nautical Charts
G. R. Putnam
It may be the function of Contingency to correct the overconfidence of the evolutionist.The Ifs of History
Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
Confidence is a necessary thing in billiards, but overconfidence is bad.Chapters from My Autobiography
Nettled, and alarmed at what appeared to be their overconfidence, Gaylor objected warmly.Vera
Richard Harding Davis
- excessively confident
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