Definition of cocksurely in US English:



  • See cocksure

    • ‘She has neither skills nor experience and should have aimed for entry-level positions she was qualified for rather than heading cocksurely for the top.’
    • ‘Don't underestimate the broncolike ability of the English language to throw anyone who leaps cocksurely into the saddle.’
    • ‘He is intensely and cocksurely moral, but his morality and his self-interest are crudely identical.’
    • ‘He makes the error of cocksurely mistaking his own notions of what he presumes about evolutionary biology, for the reality itself.’
    • ‘The most common embarrassing mistake that gets posted to this forum involves dashing off a cocksurely scathing castigation.’