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Definitions for cocksure
ˈkɒkˈʃʊər, -ˈʃɜrcock·sure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cocksure, overconfident, positive(adj)

    marked by excessive confidence

    "an arrogant and cocksure materialist"; "so overconfident and impudent as to speak to the queen"; "the less he knows the more positive he gets"


  1. cocksure(Adjective)

    too confident; overconfident

    I thought myself cocksure of the horse which he readily promised me. uE000240698uE001 Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cocksure(adj)

    perfectly safe

  2. Cocksure(adj)

    quite certain


  1. Cocksure

    Cocksure is a novel by Mordecai Richler. It was first published in 1968 by McClelland and Stewart. A satirical work, the novel centres on Mortimer Griffin, a middle-class Anglican from Caribou, Ontario who has built a successful career as a publisher and editor in 1960s London, England. When a Hollywood mogul buys Griffin's publishing house, Griffin is suddenly forced to confront the potential impact that not being Jewish may have on his career and his sex life. In Ninety-nine Novels, Anthony Burgess named Cocksure one of his personal selections for the best novels of the previous four decades. The novel was also selected for competition in the 2006 edition of Canada Reads, where it was championed by comedian Scott Thompson. The book caused a sensation when it was declared by some as obscene and was banned by W H Smith in Britain as well as by stores in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocksure in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocksure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cocksure in a Sentence

  1. Bertrand Russell:

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

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