Definition of cocksure in English:
Presumptuously or arrogantly confident.
- I was stripped of a confidence that could have almost been described as arrogant - certainly cocksure - I don't think I liked myself at all in high school.
- He is capable, confident, and cocksure, and perhaps most importantly, seemingly content with his chosen profession and lifestyle.
- He had hated the Marines' cocksure arrogance, all the more infuriating because it was so clearly justified.
- Example sentences
- He is intensely and cocksurely moral, but his morality and his self-interest are crudely identical.
- She has neither skills nor experience and should have aimed for entry-level positions she was qualified for rather than heading cocksurely for the top.
- He makes the error of cocksurely mistaking his own notions of what he presumes about evolutionary biology, for the reality itself.
- Example sentences
- In a tenure marked by cocksureness and ineptitude, his greatest accomplishment may be inadvertently awakening a media reform movement.
- The president let that slip away, deepening divisions by adopting a my-way-or-the-highway cocksureness on both domestic and foreign affairs.
- The troubles and disasters the country has met do not stem from threats by others, but from its own cocksureness and arrogance.
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