overconfident overconfident  /ˌoʊ vər ˈkɑn fɪ dənt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) marked by excessive confidence

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The overconfident pose, the fawning lackeys, the weird eyewear that suggests that no one can speak directly to himthe North Korean leader is a poster boy for dictatorship.
  2. I went to Wimbledon this year to watch her play, I wasn't scared before, but after watching the girls at Wimbledon I may even be overconfident.
  3. After he upset an overconfident Bush by 19 points in New Hampshire, it appeared that McCain might take South Carolina too, ending Bush's bid.

News

  1. Markets 'Overconfident' in Abenomics, Adviser Says

    Markets 'Overconfident' in Abenomics, Adviser Says
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Ron 'Donnie Baker' Sexton brings plenty of character to Jukebox

    Donnie Baker has shaggy, 1980s hair. He wears Zubaz pants. He drinks a mixture of warm beer and Mountain Dew — a hillbilly Jagerbomb, if you will. This habit has actually given Ron Sexton a beer belly. Baker, a regular caller on the “Bob and Tom” radio show, is a character created by Sexton. The overconfident, excitable redneck — who is always telling tall tales and ending his statements with “I ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star

Quotes

  1. Rivers said he was "confident, but I'm not overconfident" about Pierce's and Allen's return. "We want to go after this one more time, and we have Kevin (Garnett) and Paul (Pierce) and Ray (Allen) hopefully all coming back, so why not?"
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Doc Rivers Source: The Japan Times

  2. "I've coached in games before where we beat a team easily or got killed and turned around and beat them the second time," Williams said. "I have respect for Tom. My team will not be overconfident. My team will be confident, but my team knows...
    on Apr 4, 2009 By: Roy Williams Source: ESPN

  3. But with many of India's 1.1 billion people being left behind by the country's lightning economic growth, Singh warned: "we must not be overconfident."
    on Aug 15, 2007 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Washington Post

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