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cocksure

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Adjective
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cock=sure

CIDE DICTIONARY

cocksurea. 
  •  Perfectly safe.  [1913 Webster]
    "We steal as in a castle, cocksure: . . . we walk invisible."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Quite certain.  [1913 Webster]
    "I thought myself cocksure of the horse which he readily promised me."  [1913 Webster]
  •  overconfident; -- of people; as, the team was so cocksure of winning that they didn't practice in the week before the big game..  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

cocksure, adj.
1 presumptuously or arrogantly confident.
2 (foll. by of, about) absolutely sure.

Derivative
cocksurely adv. cocksureness n.
Etymology
cock = God + SURE

THESAURUS

cocksure

arrogant, assured, certain, confident, convinced, decided, determined, hubristic, overconfident, oversure, overweening, persuaded, poised, pompous, positive, proud, reassured, secure, self-assured, self-confident, self-important, self-reliant, sure, unafraid, undoubting, unfaltering, unhesitating, unwavering

ROGET THESAURUS

cocksure

Belief

N belief, credence, credit, assurance, faith, trust, troth, confidence, presumption, sanguine expectation, dependence on, reliance on, persuasion, conviction, convincement, plerophory, self- conviction, certainty, opinion, mind, view, conception, thinking, impression, surmise, conclusion, tenet, dogma, principle, way of thinking, popular belief, firm belief, implicit belief, settled belief, fixed rooted deep- rooted belief, staunch belief, unshaken belief, steadfast belief, inveterate belief, calm belief, sober belief, dispassionate belief, impartial belief, well-founded belief, firm opinion, implicit opinion, settled opinion, fixed rooted deep-rooted opinion, staunch opinion, unshaken opinion, steadfast opinion, inveterate opinion, calm opinion, sober opinion, dispassionate opinion, impartial opinion, well-founded opinion, uberrima fides, system of opinions, school, doctrine, articles, canons, article of faith, declaration of faith, profession of faith, tenets, credenda, creed, thirty-nine articles, catechism, assent, propaganda, credibility, believing, certain, sure, assured, positive, cocksure, satisfied, confident, unhesitating, convinced, secure, under the impression, impressed with, imbued with, penetrated with, confiding, suspectless, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, void of suspicion, credulous, wedded to, believed, accredited, putative, unsuspected, worthy of, deserving of, commanding belief, credible, reliable, trustworthy, to be depended on, satisfactory, probably, fiducial, fiduciary, persuasive, impressive, relating to belief, doctrinal, in the opinion of, in the eyes of, me judice, meseems, methinks, to the best of one's belief, I dare say, I doubt not, I have no doubt, I am sure, sure enough, depend upon, rely upon it, be assured, rest assured, I'll warrant you, experto crede, fata viam invenient, Justitiae soror incorrupta Fides, live to explain thy doctrine by thy life, stands not within the prospect of belief, tarde quae credita laedunt credimus, vide et crede.


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