plural -s
: extreme self-conceit : presumption

Word History


Middle English outrecuidaunce, utterquidaunce, from Middle French outrecuidance, from Old French, from outrecuider, outrecuidier to be arrogant, conceited (from outre beyond + cuider, cuidier to think, be presumptuous, from Latin cogitare to think, think about) + -ance

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“Outrecuidance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outrecuidance. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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