Examples of cocksure in a Sentence
you're always so cocksure about everything
Recent Examples of cocksure from the Web
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.
At times, the Camaro is downright European in its manners, while always holding close to the surface its cocksure American roots.
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.
He was known among friends as cocksure and flirtatious, but also as a doting father, who fished and camped with his kids.
The original, starring Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, and Elizabeth Hartman, unleashes a wild vortex of destructive eroticism while also smirking at the soldier’s cocksure authority.
Often compared to Tony Clifton, the churlish entertainer created by the late Andy Kaufman, Turkington's creation is much less cocksure but equally abrasive.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cocksure.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
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
COCKSURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cocksure for English Language Learners
: having or showing confidence in a way that is annoying to other people
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up cocksure? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).