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synonyms for cocksure

  • arrogant
  • brash
  • certain
  • cocky
  • conceited
  • positive
  • sure
  • vain

antonyms for cocksure

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  • diffident
  • modest
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How to use cocksure in a sentence

We’re seeing a guy that is usually cocksure and confident in New York, in his blood, he’s wearing his own skin, and very sure of not only himself but his surroundings.
JOSEPH SIKORA TALKS TOMMY TAKING THE DRIVER’S SEAT FOR ‘POWER BOOK IV: FORCE’RIVEA RUFFFEBRUARY 5, 2022ESSENCE.COM
Series lead Joel Kinnaman plays Ed Baldwin, a cocksure astronaut who finds himself facing trial after trial and slowly beginning to buckle under the pressure.
ONE GOOD THING: FOR ALL MANKIND EXPLORES A WORLD WHERE HUMANS LIVED ON THE MOON — IN THE 1970SEMILY VANDERWERFFMARCH 19, 2021VOX
Aaron Logan didn't like being told what to do, especially by a little cocksure midget.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
"We shall see," said Tiler, elated and cocksure, and I freely confess we did see that he was not quite the fool I thought him.
THE PASSENGER FROM CALAISARTHUR GRIFFITHS
Her cocksure intensity could not fail to impress me in my present state of deadness; I listened as if to oracles.
THE BOOK OF SUSANLEE WILSON DODD
About a generation ago scientific men, or some of them at all events, were getting rather cocksure.
THE ROMANCE OF WAR INVENTIONSTHOMAS W. CORBIN
The thought that enraged him was that the banker was so cocksure of himself, his position.
THE FALL OF A NATIONTHOMAS DIXON
The nineteenth century was cocksure of so many things about which the twentieth century doubts.
MAJOR PROPHETS OF TO-DAYEDWIN E. SLOSSON
I want to go out and help lambaste those infernally cocksure armies of that jelly-and-cream King.
MAKERS OF MADNESSHERMANN HAGEDORN
They are much more democratic, far less cocksure, far less haughty, far humbler.
THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF WALTER H. PAGE, VOLUME IIBURTON J. HENDRICK
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WORDS RELATED TO COCKSURE

  • assertive
  • audacious
  • bold
  • brazen
  • certain
  • cocksure
  • collected
  • complacent
  • composed
  • confident
  • cool
  • gutsy
  • imperturbable
  • overconfident
  • poised
  • positive
  • pushy
  • rosy
  • sanguine
  • secure
  • self-assured
  • self-confident
  • self-possessed
  • sure
  • unflappable
  • unhesitating
  • upbeat
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.