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as in smug
having too high an opinion of oneself a director who has little patience for overweening actors who think they are above taking advice and criticism

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as in arrogant
having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude an overweening administrator who simply doesn't know how to manage people

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“Overweening.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/overweening. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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