outrecuidance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French outrecuidance (whence modern French outrecuidance), from outre + cuidier ‎(think), from Latin cogitare.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

outrecuidance ‎(uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Presumption, arrogance, self-conceit.
    • 1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe:
      “It is full time,” said De Bracy, “that the outrecuidance of these peasants should be restrained by some striking example.”
    • 1897, Rudyard Kipling, .007:
      “But, with my constitution and temperament - my work lies in Boston - I find your outrecuidance -"

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from outre + cuidier ‎(think), from Latin cogitare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /utʁəkɥidɑ̃s/

Noun[edit]

outrecuidance f ‎(plural outrecuidances)

  1. presumptuousness, impertinence

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