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overconfident

[ oh-ver-kon-fi-duhnt ]

overconfident

/ ˌəʊvəˈkɒnfɪdənt /

adjective

  1. excessively confident


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Derived Forms

  • ˌoverˈconfidence, noun

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Other Words From

  • o·ver·con·fi·dence noun
  • o·ver·con·fi·dent·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of overconfident1

First recorded in 1610–20; over- + confident

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Example Sentences

On a game-to-game basis, we can see that the model is generally calibrated well — even though it is somewhat overconfident in moderate-to-large favorites and a little underconfident in slight favorites.

After going 3-0 against Washington during the regular season, maybe Philadelphia would be overconfident.

She faced down the person she had been, especially as an overconfident college student who didn’t come out until several years after school.

Basically, I was like as if I were in one of these studies where I start off and I’m like, “I don’t know,” and then I get really overconfident, and then I do it a little more and then my confidence goes down.

The NFL can’t afford to be bullheaded, rigid and overconfident.

Overconfident and mistaken: that is not the stuff of which successful prime ministers are made.

We can tend to be very overconfident and blind to their lack of awareness.

In 2012, these same people came back again, as overconfident and unchastened as ever.

That Wisconsin recall offers a sobering reality check for Democrats feeling overconfident about the impact of their ground game.

The president sleepwalked through the first debate, and perhaps that caused you to get a little overconfident in the second.

Numerous incidents of a similar nature had made us overconfident.

The preliminary encounter was a mortifying experience for the sextet of overconfident youth.

Either someone slipped up in his briefing, or the Reds are overconfident and don't care about the rules.

We don't want him to get clawed by going forward in foolishly overconfident forays.

"The French are always something overconfident and boastful, I think," said Corinne gravely.

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