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overconfident

[oh-ver-kon-fi-duh nt] /ˈoʊ vərˈkɒn fɪ dənt/
adjective
1.
too confident.
Origin of overconfident
1610-1620
First recorded in 1610-20; over- + confident
Related forms
overconfidence, noun
overconfidently, adverb
Synonyms
cocksure, brash, arrogant, reckless, heedless.
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  • But that gentleman spoiled it all by his own overconfidence.

    Duffels Edward Eggleston
  • 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.

  • Nettled, and alarmed at what appeared to be their overconfidence, Gaylor objected warmly.

    Vera Richard Harding Davis
British Dictionary definitions for overconfidence

overconfident

/ˌəʊvəˈkɒnfɪdənt/
adjective
1.
excessively confident
Derived Forms
overconfidence, noun
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