Definition of overconfident in English:

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Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈkɒnfɪd(ə)nt/


Excessively confident: Sarah’s downfall came through being overconfident
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  • As stupid as they seemed - one overconfident, one not confident enough - the two mercenaries were the best men for this job.
  • There's a reason we feel confident, but I hardly feel overconfident.
  • Organizations are powerful tools, however recalcitrant, but they can also be very presumptuous and overconfident.
cocksure, smug, conceited, self-assured, self-assertive, unabashed, brash, swaggering, blustering, overbearing, overweening, presuming, presumptuous, riding/heading for a fall, foolhardy
informal cocky, too big for one's boots
rare hubristic



Pronunciation: /ˌəʊvəˈkɒnfɪd(ə)ntli/
Example sentences
  • It is noteworthy, too, that the stock market does not appear fully sold on the recovery story - though some might argue that here, too, recovery has already - and overconfidently - been built in to existing ratings.
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