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Daemon
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cocksure

(adjective) Marked by excessive confidence.

Synonyms: overconfident, positive

Usage: He was arrogant and cocksure but also sensitive and understanding, and I loved him dearly.
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cocksure
Definition: (adjective) Marked by excessive confidence.
Synonyms: overconfident, positive
Usage: He was arrogant and cocksure but also sensitive and understanding, and I loved him dearly.
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cocksure (adj.)
1520s, "certain," from cock + sure (adj.). Probably "as assured as a cock." "The word was originally perfectly dignified, and habitually used in the most solemn connexions" [OED]. D.H. Lawrence playfully coined hensure as a female version (1929).
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cock
"male chicken," Old English cocc "male bird," Old French coc (12c., Modern French coq), Old Norse kokkr, all of echoic origin. Old English cocc was a nickname for "one who strutted like a cock," thus a common term in the Middle Ages for a pert boy, used of scullions, apprentices, servants, etc.

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A common personal name till c. 1500, it was affixed to Christian names as a pet diminutive, as in Wilcox, Hitchcock, etc. Slang sense of "penis" is attested since 1610s (but compare pillicock "penis," from c. 1300); cock-teaser is from 1891. A cocker spaniel (1823) was trained to start woodcocks. Cock-and-bull is first recorded 1620s, perhaps an allusion to Aesop's fables, with their incredible talking animals, or to a particular story, now forgotten. French has parallel expression coq-à-l'âne.
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A bunch of cocksure hooligans are running around the southern part of the United States and destroying statues of Civil War leaders.
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cocksure
Definition: (adjective) Marked by excessive confidence.
Synonyms: overconfident, positive
Irma Crespo
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cocksure
Definition: (adjective) Marked by excessive confidence.
Synonyms: overconfident, positive
8BooksOfSengathe
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Daemon wrote:
cocksure

(adjective) Marked by excessive confidence.

Synonyms: overconfident, positive

Usage: He was arrogant and cocksure but also sensitive and understanding, and I loved him dearly.



The new assistant district attorney became cocksure
in his opening remarks to the jury after new evidence
had come to light.

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A "cocksure" male who is ALSO sensitive and understanding: MUST BE A NEW BREED OF HUMAN!
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