overconfident

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Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ confident

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  • IPA(key): /ˌəʊvə(ɹ)ˈkɒnfɪdənt/

Adjective[edit]

overconfident (comparative more overconfident, superlative most overconfident)

  1. Too confident.
    • 2020 April 9, Gaby Hinsliff, “We used to moan about normal life, now our fear is we'll never get it back”, in The Guardian[1]:
      The downturn triggered by putting everyday life on hold to halt the infection should, we were told, be V-shaped: a shock, but one from which we’d soon bounce back. Like many comforting predictions in the early days of this pandemic, that is beginning to look alarmingly over-confident.
  2. Presumptuous, cocksure, rude and disrespectful.

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