Related formso·ver·con·fi·dence, nouno·ver·con·fi·dent·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for overconfidence
The trouble comes from overconfidence in their effectiveness.Kids Eat the Darndest Things: Laundry Pods, Teething Necklaces, and More Of The Weirdest Stuff Sending Kids to the E.R.|Russell Saunders|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It seems like overconfidence is one of the big targets of Thinking, Fast and Slow.
Those fresh-faced, freshly minted millionaires are now paying the price for that overconfidence.
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|Jesse Singal|August 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Though the red tide is rising, overconfidence can swamp even the best campaign strategists.
Overconfidence and complacency are among our deadliest enemies.State of the Union Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt|Franklin D. Roosevelt
Neglect of this or overconfidence has caused many disasters.Nautical Charts|G. R. Putnam
We know, however, that nothing is as dangerous as overconfidence, in war or in peace.State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. Truman|Harry S. Truman
Learn from this never to plan, and always to beware of overconfidence.
I am not ashamed to confess that I cried over the loss of this poor little victim of overconfidence in human beings.Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison|Austin Biron Bidwell