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    Default It is a good synonym for "cocky"

    Hi,

    I have taken my English exam today. I think I managed quite well

    It started with some vocabulary excersices, in the second sentence we had to fill in a word. It had something to do with people's charactes and attitude. I couldn't come up with the word out of course book but I was able to come up with a synonym.

    Is high-foreheaded the same is cocky ?

    If some of you know other good alternatives please don't hesitate to share them with me

    Kind Regards

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    Default Re: It is a good synonym for "cocky"

    High-foreheaded- I don't know this one, but someone who is cocky is brimming with confidence and ready to challenge people and authorities. You could say they were 'full of themselves', 'brash' or a 'wise guy'.

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    Default Re: It is a good synonym for "cocky"

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    High-foreheaded- I don't know this one, but someone who is cocky is brimming with confidence and ready to challenge people and authorities. You could say they were 'full of themselves', 'brash' or a 'wise guy'.
    Hi tdol,

    I have found out what the meaning of "high-foreheaded" is. It means "being bald" Unfortunately, that means minus 1 for me But on the other hand, I will never forget it either

    Kind Regards
    Last edited by Johan[@CLT]; 26-Jan-2006 at 20:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan[@CLT]
    Hi tdol,
    I have found out what the meaning of "high-foreheaded" is. It means "being bald" Unfortunately, that means minus 1 for me But on the other hand, I will never forget either
    Kind Regards
    Hi Johan,
    But does it mean "being completely bald"? In Polish you say that you have a high forehead if your hair starts quite high over your forehead ( ), but it doesn't mean that you're completely bald ( ).

    Best,
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    Last edited by nyggus; 26-Jan-2006 at 16:52.

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    Default Re: It is a good synonym for "cocky"

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus
    Hi Johan,
    But does it mean "being completely bald"? In Polish you say that you have a high forehead if your hair starts quite high over your forehead ( ), but it doesn't mean that you're completely bald ( ).
    Best,
    Nyggus
    Hi Nyggus,

    Well, you made a good point there !!! I share the same thought as you do, according to me I don't think it is being completely bald as well. When people start losing hair, you often see that at their forehead. So, you aren't as bald as a coot yet It's just the road to ruin hahaha. Luckily some girls fall for it

    You have said that you use the similar expression in Polish, well here in Belgium we use to say something similar as well ... just ours is a little bit different.

    Thanks for pointing that out Nyggus

    Kind Regards
    Last edited by Johan[@CLT]; 26-Jan-2006 at 20:41.

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