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Definition of "cocksure" [cock•sure]

  • Completely sure; certain. (adjective)
  • Too sure; overconfident. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cocksure" in a sentence
  • "Funny about men, she reflected, that term cocksure really fitted every one of them."
  • "I simply cannot condone this kind of cocksure attitude because it must violate decency laws in several states."
  • "There was danger of her becoming altogether too "cocksure," when she was one day pulled up sharply by the following occurrence:"
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