Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The pollo's weakness is over-confidence in himself and in the ways of the world.

This was over-confidence on his part, and not true; but it might as well have been.

And after all, bravery is nothing but a sort of over-confidence.

An over-confidence in monopoly led to deterioration of the article.

They knew, too, that over-confidence is an ally singing a siren song.

The facility with which lottery tickets are sold even yet in many countries proves the prevalence of this over-confidence.

The earl had, perhaps, from over-confidence, neglected some link in his long chain of precautions.

Over-confidence may be pardoned in a man who had so often driven before him the redoubtable cohorts of the modern Alexander.

They worked hard to dispel this over-confidence that had laid hold of the group, but their words of warning fell on deaf ears.

Death buries mistakes, but there is no doubt that, once more, over-confidence had led a British officer into disaster.