Examples of cocksure in a Sentence
you're always so cocksure about everything
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He was known among friends as cocksure and flirtatious, but also as a doting father, who fished and camped with his kids.
At times, the Camaro is downright European in its manners, while always holding close to the surface its cocksure American roots.
No dreary central planner or cocksure busybody would ever have consented to such a thing, and no orchestrated economy could ever have hosted it.
The Broncos’ duo (Aqib Talib and Chris Harris) is as talented and cocksure as any in the league, while the Chargers’ tandem of Casey Hayward and Jason Verrett is terrific, as well.
About a third of the way into the movie comes a scene in which the cocksure newsman played by Will Ferrell is flirting with the fetching and ambitious interloper played by Christina Applegate.
The story centers on William Johnson, the handsome, cocksure son of a wealthy Philadelphia shipbuilder.
Besides sending the cocksure and (admittedly) chauvinistic Riggs into a depression, the match, which some dismissed as a publicity stunt, would go on to be remembered as a symbolic achievement for women in a decade of tremendous social progress.
Worley is chatty and cocksure, a compact ball of energy who is quick with his smile and quicker with his mouth.
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Synonymsarch, audacious, bold, bold-faced, brash, brassbound, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, cheeky, nervy, cocky, fresh, impertinent, impudent, insolent, sassy, saucy, wise
Antonymsmeek, mousy (or mousey), retiring, shy, timid
Related Wordsassertive, forward, obtrusive; audacious, defiant, disrespectful; shameless, unabashed, unblushing; bluff, blunt, curt; cute, facetious, flip, flippant, pert, smart, smart-aleck, smart-alecky; lippy, mouthy
Near Antonymsdemure, humble, modest; courteous, genteel, mannerly, polite, proper; deferential, respectful; abashed, ashamed, blushing, embarrassed, shamefaced; gentle, mild; inconspicuous, unobtrusive
Synonym Discussion of cocksure
- felt sure that I had forgotten something
- police are certain about the cause of the fire
- I'm positive that's the person I saw
- you're always so cocksure about everything
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