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cocksure

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of cocksure

  1. 1 displaying or marked by rude boldness his cocksure assertion that he could bed any woman of his choice Synonyms of cocksure arch, audacious, bold, bold-faced, brash, brassbound, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, cheeky, nervy, cocky, fresh, impertinent, impudent, insolent, sassy, saucy, wiseWords Related to cocksure assertive, forward, obtrusive; audacious, defiant, disrespectful; shameless, unabashed, unblushing; bluff, blunt, curt; cute, facetious, flip, flippant, pert, smart, smart-aleck, smart-alecky; lippy, mouthyNear Antonyms of cocksure demure, humble, modest; courteous, genteel, mannerly, polite, proper; deferential, respectful; abashed, ashamed, blushing, embarrassed, shamefaced; gentle, mild; inconspicuous, unobtrusiveAntonyms of cocksure meek, mousy (or mousey), retiring, shy, timid

  2. 2 having or showing a mind free from doubt you're always so cocksure about everything Synonyms of cocksure assured, clear, certain, confident, doubtless, implicit, positive, sanguine, sureWords Related to cocksure self-assured, self-conceited, self-confident; decisive, resolute, unfaltering, unhesitating, unquestioning, unwaveringNear Antonyms of cocksure hesitant, indecisive, vacillating, wavering; diffident, unassumingAntonyms of cocksure doubtful, dubious, uncertain, unsure

Synonym Discussion of cocksure

sure, certain, positive, cocksure mean having no doubt or uncertainty. sure usually stresses the subjective or intuitive feeling of assurance.
    • felt sure that I had forgotten something
certain may apply to a basing of a conclusion or conviction on definite grounds or indubitable evidence.
    • police are certain about the cause of the fire
positive intensifies sureness or certainty and may imply opinionated conviction or forceful expression of it.
    • I'm positive that's the person I saw
cocksure implies presumptuous or careless positiveness.
    • you're always so cocksure about everything

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