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overconfident

If you're overconfident, you're so sure of yourself that you're pushy and obnoxious. It's important to be confident at a job interview, but if you're overconfident, you may come across as downright rude.

There's a fine line between confidence and overconfidence: being confident is attractive and appropriate. When someone seems overconfident, though, they appear to be unrealistically sure of themselves, more arrogant than poised. Overconfident combines the prefix over-, "too much," and confident, from the Latin confidentem, "firmly trusting or self-confident."

Definitions of overconfident
  1. adjective
    marked by excessive confidence
    “so overconfident and impudent as to speak to the queen”
    synonyms: cocksure, positive
    confident
    having or marked by confidence or assurance
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