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synonyms for cocky

  • arrogant
  • brash
  • confident
  • overconfident
  • presumptuous
  • self-confident
  • bumptious
  • certain
  • cocksure
  • conceited
  • egotistical
  • hotdogger
  • hotshot
  • hubristic
  • know-it-all
  • lordly
  • nervy
  • overweening
  • positive
  • smart aleck
  • smart guy
  • smarty
  • smarty pants
  • sure
  • swaggering
  • swollen-headed
  • vain
  • wise guy
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antonyms for cocky

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  • cautious
  • humble
  • meek
  • unsure
  • modest
  • shy
  • tentative
  • timid
  • uncertain
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How to use cocky in a sentence

Among other remarks, Rogozin has said that NASA should not get too cocky about its newfound access to space in case SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle "breaks."
RUSSIA’S SPACE CHIEF WISHES HIS OLIGARCHS INVESTED IN SPACE LIKE BRANSON AND MUSKERIC BERGERJULY 13, 2021ARS TECHNICA
During the second snow of the next year, we got cocky and took on too many customers.
THESE TEEN BROTHERS ARE THE GENIUSES BEHIND THIS POPULAR MUMBO SAUCE BRANDKIMBERLY WILSONAPRIL 12, 2021ESSENCE.COM
It’s Bugs Bunny, in fact, who seems to channel Gashouse Gang star pitcher Dizzy Dean, with his cocky persona and homespun personality.
‘BASEBALL BUGS’ AT 75: HOW A LOONEY TUNES CLASSIC LEFT ITS MARK ON AMERICA’S PASTIMEFREDERIC J. FROMMERFEBRUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Where are you going to, Henny-penny, Cocky-locky, and Ducky-daddles?
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Peter and Prince were the dearest dogs, and Cocky was a parrot that could say the most amusing things.
GREYFRIARS BOBBYELEANOR ATKINSON
I got to know of this affair through Robbins' backing up of Cocky, and telling Urquhart that nobody was afraid of him.
A HOLIDAY IN BED AND OTHER SKETCHESJ. M. BARRIE
Cocky,” he said bravely, without a quiver of fear or flight, when Michael had charged upon him at sight to destroy him.
MICHAEL, BROTHER OF JERRYJACK LONDON
So Kwaque remained in the two rooms, cooking and housekeeping for his master and caring for Michael and Cocky.
MICHAEL, BROTHER OF JERRYJACK LONDON
Never removing its eyes from Cocky, the cat advanced slowly until it paused not six feet away.
MICHAEL, BROTHER OF JERRYJACK LONDON
The gutter-cat prepared and sprang with sudden decision, landing where Cocky had perched the fraction of a second before.
MICHAEL, BROTHER OF JERRYJACK LONDON
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WORDS RELATED TO COCKY

  • assertory
  • bold
  • brassy
  • cheeky
  • cocky
  • come on
  • domineering
  • dynamic
  • energetic
  • enterprising
  • flip
  • forceful
  • fresh
  • get up and go
  • go after
  • hard sell
  • imperious
  • masterful
  • militant
  • nervy
  • pushing
  • pushy
  • sassy
  • shooting from the hip
  • smart
  • smart alecky
  • strenuous
  • tough
  • vigorous
  • zealous
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