overmighty

adjective over·mighty \ ˌō-vər-ˈmī-tē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overmighty

: excessively powerful or mighty
  • … the overmighty barons of feudal times whom the Tudors are commonly credited with having tamed.
  • —John Hall
  • … fundamental rights protected from the encroachments of an overmighty government …
  • —Richard John Francis Gordon and Richard Wilmot-Smith
  • … led to many cries for legislation on picketing to clip the power of the overmighty trade unions …
  • —Kenneth O. Morgan

First Known Use of overmighty

15th century


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