cockiness cockiness  /ˈkɑ ki nəs/


  • (n) offensive boldness and assertiveness



  • Leading Off: James, Heat begin to count titles

    We rolled our eyes at the bravado and cockiness of LeBron James, flanked by new Miami Heat teammates Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, while he counted the number of NBA titles they would win.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee


  1. "You don't take things for granted," Cubs manager Lou Piniella said. "There are teams in our division that have the same aspirations we do. No cockiness. No false bravados, go out and play and earn it on the field and that's how you do it."
    on Mar 27, 2009 By: Lou Piniella Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It's OK if we back up what we talk about," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Thursday. "I don't see anything wrong with a little cockiness in yourself. But we have to deliver."
    on Feb 22, 2007 By: Charlie Manuel Source: Gadsden Times (subscription)

  3. "You know what? I've been too low-key," said Milledge, who raised his average to .241. "I really haven't had any fire ever since I was going through my funk. I didn't have any cockiness when I'm out there, no swagger, no nothing. I think that...
    on May 19, 2008 By: Lastings Milledge Source: USA Today

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