overconfident [adj] overly sure of oneself brash, careless, cocksure*, cocky*, foolhardy, heading for a fall*, heedless, hubristic, impudent, overweening, presuming, presumptuous, pushy*, rash, reckless, self-assertive; concepts 401,542 —Ant. cautious, pessimistic

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  • Overconfident — O ver*con fi*dent, a. Confident to excess. {O ver*con fi*dent*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overconfident — index precipitate, presumptuous, reckless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overconfident — (adj.) 1610s, from OVER (Cf. over) + CONFIDENT (Cf. confident). Related: Overconfidently …   Etymology dictionary

  • overconfident — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ excessively confident. DERIVATIVES overconfidence noun …   English terms dictionary

  • overconfident — [ō΄vər kän′fə dənt] adj. confident without adequate reason; too confident overconfidence n. overconfidently adv …   English World dictionary

  • overconfident — adjective her downfall came through being overconfident Syn: cocksure, cocky, smug, conceited, self assured, brash, blustering, overbearing, presumptuous, heading for a fall, riding for a fall; informal too big for one s britches/boots …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • overconfident — overconfidence, n. overconfidently, adv. /oh veuhr kon fi deuhnt/, adj. too confident. [1610 20; OVER + CONFIDENT] Syn. cocksure, brash, arrogant, reckless, heedless. * * * …   Universalium

  • overconfident — adjective a) too confident. b) presumptuous, cocksure, rude and disrespectful …   Wiktionary

  • overconfident — Synonyms and related words: arrogant, assured, audacious, brash, brazen, brazenfaced, cocksure, cocky, confident, convinced, decided, determined, foolhardy, hasty, heedless, hubristic, improvident, imprudent, impudent, incautious, indiscreet,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • overconfident — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. reckless, cocksure, cocky, complacent, brash, incautious, cheeky (inf.), nervy. See rashness.Ant., insecure. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. reckless, impudent, heedless; see careless 1 , rash . III… …   English dictionary for students