overween

verb over·ween

Definition of overween

  1. intransitive verb
  2. archaic :  to regard one's own thinking too highly :  become egotistic, arrogant, or rash in opinion

  3. transitive verb
  4. obsolete :  to hold in unwarranted esteem

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Origin and Etymology of overween

Middle English overwenen, from 1over + wenen to suppose, think, believe — more at ween


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