outrecuidance

noun ou·tre·cuid·ance \ ˌütə(r)ˈkwēdᵊn(t)s \

Definition of outrecuidance

plural -s
:extreme self-conceit :presumption

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Origin and Etymology of outrecuidance

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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