cockiness


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Synonyms for cockiness

Synonyms for cockiness

offensive boldness and assertiveness

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His demeanor betrays only a quiet confidence, without any hint of cockiness or entitlement.
Ever since Coldplay front man Chris Martin described Ashcroft as "the best singer in the world" at last year's Live 8 concert he has rediscovered the confidence and cockiness which made the Verve one of the biggest bands of the 1990s.
call it the cockiness (er, confidence) of parenthood, we wanted our little guy to step up a bit, so we opted for the LK-2005 ($149.
Characteristic twists only heighten the shock of this revamped persona; the angelic '50s teen idol quality of "Dear God, Please Help Me," orchestrated by Ennio Morricone, contrasts sharply with its sexual images, while "To Me You Are a Work of Art" swaggers with cockiness that belies its conflicted desires.
However, if Hinrichs, a 21-year-old engineering student, was fiddling with the bomb, it may not have been out of cockiness.
The exuberance, self-confidence, even cockiness of the earliest films in these shows reveal the aesthetic optimism of a fledgling American avant-garde forty years ago.
Lawlor reads with a certain cockiness one would expect from the narrator who is, after all, a brilliant young surgeon who seems to have everything going for him.
Many of the president's key advisers mixed cockiness with subtle hints that they weren't sure they belonged there.
Excerpts from Loring's Billy the Kid, staged by Donald Bradburn, captured nuances of the spirited ballet with evenly matched technical performances, but missed out on its inherent cockiness because of its young dancers' subdued stage presence.
Groves was happy with his display until one split second when he says his cockiness cost him dear.
CARL FROCH claims he is fired up to beat George Groves because of the challenger's cockiness.
We'll be going into the game with confidence, but not cockiness," Griffiths said.
Daniel Verdu of Spanish daily El Pais said: "He was short on voice - a little hoarse - and long on cockiness - sucking his thumb when he came out in reference presumably to the paternity claim.