overconfident

adjective
over·​con·​fi·​dent | \ ˌō-vər-ˈkän-fə-dənt How to pronounce overconfident (audio) , -ˌdent \

Definition of overconfident

: excessively or unjustifiably confident : having too much confidence (as in one's abilities or judgment) an overconfident driver wasn't overconfident about their chances of winning … he often starts cold, missing a few shots, allowing his opponent to get on a roll, to get overconfident.— Brett Forrest

Other Words from overconfident

overconfidently adverb
overconfidently predicted the team would win

First Known Use of overconfident

circa 1617, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overconfident was circa 1617

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“Overconfident.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overconfident. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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