I hear or read both phrases regularly, and they seem to have the same meaning to me. But do they have different meanings? Or is “overly confident” even grammatically correct?
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Confident is an adjective and overly is an adverb. Adjectives are usually modified by adverbs. This is a perfectly normal and grammatical construction.
The other word is usually written as one word: overconfident.
The meanings are the same.
protected by tchrist Oct 31 '14 at 0:52
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