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cocksure


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cocksure  \Cock"sure`\,  a. 
  1.  Perfectly  safe.  [Obs.] 
 
  We  steal  as  in  a  castle,  cocksure:  .  .  .  we  walk 
  invisible.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Quite  certain.  [Colloq.] 
 
  I  thought  myself  cocksure  of  the  horse  which  he 
  readily  promised  me  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cocksure 
  adj  :  marked  by  excessive  confidence;  "an  arrogant  and  cocksure 
  materialist";  "so  bold  and  impudent  as  to  speak  to  the 
  queen";  "the  less  he  knows  the  more  positive  he  gets" 
  [syn:  {bold},  {overconfident},  {positive}] 




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