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overconfident

[oh-ver-kon-fi-duh nt] /ˈoʊ vərˈkɒn fɪ dənt/
adjective
1.
too confident.
Origin of overconfident
1610-1620
1610-20; over- + confident
Related forms
overconfidence, noun
overconfidently, adverb
Synonyms
cocksure, brash, arrogant, reckless, heedless.
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  • We know, however, that nothing is as dangerous as overconfidence, in war or in peace.

  • Neglect of this or overconfidence has caused many disasters.

    Nautical Charts G. R. Putnam
  • 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
  • And the Terran read into that the overconfidence which he believed would be part of the enemy's character.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
British Dictionary definitions for overconfidence

overconfident

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