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overweening

overweening

adjective over·ween·ing \-ˈwē-niŋ\

: too confident or proud

: too great : excessive and unpleasant

Full Definition of OVERWEENING

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over·ween·ing·ly adverb

Examples of OVERWEENING

  1. <a director who has little patience for overweening actors who think they are above taking advice and criticism>
  2. <overweening desire for wealth and fame>

Origin of OVERWEENING

Middle English overwening, present participle of overwenen to be arrogant, from over + wenen to ween
First Known Use: 14th century

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