cockiness


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cock·y

 (kŏk′ē)
adj. cock·i·er, cock·i·est
Overly self-assertive or self-confident.

cock′i·ly adv.
cock′i·ness n.

cockiness

(ˈkɒkɪnɪs)
n
conceited self-assurance
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cockiness - offensive boldness and assertiveness
assertiveness, self-assertiveness - aggressive self-assurance; given to making bold assertions

cockiness

noun overconfidence, vanity, arrogance, conceit, self-assurance, egotism, brashness, presumptuousness, confidence, bumptiousness, bigheadedness There is a fine line between confidence and an obnoxious cockiness.
Translations

cockiness

[ˈkɒkɪnɪs] Nengreimiento m

cockiness

n (inf)Großspurigkeit f

cockiness

[ˈkɒkɪnɪs] n (fam, pej) → impertinenza
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