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overweening (adj.)

mid-15c. (mid-14c. as overweenende, with the earlier ending), present-participle adjective from verb overwenen "be conceited or arrogant, think too highly or confidently (especially of oneself); be presumptuous, be over-confident" (mid-14c.), from over- + ween or else from Old English oferwenian "to be proud, become insolent or presumptuous." Middle English also had overwēne (n.) "presumption, arrogance" (mid-13c.); overwēnere "one who is presumptuous or arrogant."

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Definitions of overweening

overweening (adj.)
unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings;
overweening ambition
overweening greed
overweening (adj.)
presumptuously arrogant; "no idea how overweening he would be"- S.V.Benet; "getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down"- NY Times;
had a witty but overweening manner
Synonyms: uppity
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