over·​mighty ˌō-vər-ˈmī-tē How to pronounce overmighty (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overmighty was in the 15th century

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“Overmighty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overmighty. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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