outrecuidance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old (and modern) French outrecuidance, from outre + cuider ‘think’, from Latin cogitare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /uːtəˈkwiːdəns/ (or as French, below)

Noun[edit]

outrecuidance (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Presumption, arrogance, self-conceit.
    • 1819: “It is full time,” said De Bracy, “that the outrecuidance of these peasants should be restrained by some striking example.” — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French, from outre + cuider ‘think’, from Latin cogitare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /utʀəkɥidɑ̃s/

Noun[edit]

outrecuidance f (plural outrecuidances)

  1. presumptuousness, impertinence