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[oh-ver-kon-fi-duh nt] /ˈoʊ vərˈkɒn fɪ dənt/
too confident.
Origin of overconfident
1610-20; over- + confident
Related forms
overconfidence, noun
overconfidently, adverb
cocksure, brash, arrogant, reckless, heedless. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for overconfident
  • Critics also argue that financial education may make people overconfident, and therefore more likely to make bad decisions.
  • But it's also because market professionals appear to be chronically overconfident.
  • Trouble has a habit of striking places that avoided the previous crisis and became overconfident.
  • He grew overconfident, borrowing to expand his business and venture into property.
  • In the scenarios they presented, the premise was that forecasters tend to be overconfident in their judgments.
  • No one should be overconfident about their currency as people's perceptions, at times, take dramatic turns.
  • The supervisor authorities that had been in the past overconfident, should do their job consistently and in a responsible manner.
  • We're generally overconfident in our opinions and our impressions and judgments.
  • After decades of political repression, they had grown overconfident of their enduring power.
  • It's that overconfident bankers didn't know what they were doing.
British Dictionary definitions for overconfident


excessively confident
Derived Forms
overconfidence, noun
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