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o·ver·ween·ing

 (ō′vər-wē′nĭng)
adj.
1. Presumptuously arrogant; overbearing: had a witty but overweening manner about him.
2. Excessive; immoderate: overweening ambition.

o′ver·ween′ing·ly adv.

overweening

(ˌəʊvəˈwiːnɪŋ)
adj
1. (of a person) excessively arrogant or presumptuous
2. (of opinions, appetites, etc) excessive; immoderate
[C14: over- + weening, from Old English wēnan: see ween]
ˌoverˈweeningly adv
ˌoverˈweeningness n

o•ver•ween•ing

(ˈoʊ vərˈwi nɪŋ)

adj.
1. presumptuously conceited, overconfident, or proud.
2. exaggerated; excessive: overweening pride.
[1300–50; Middle English overweninde, probably as a calque of Old French surcuidant; see over-, ween]
o′ver•ween′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overweening - unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings; "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed"
unrestrained - not subject to restraint; "unrestrained laughter"
2.overweening - presumptuously arrogantoverweening - presumptuously arrogant; "had a witty but overweening manner"; "no idea how overweening he would be"- S.V.Benet; "getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down"- NY Times
immodest - having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc; "brash immodest boasting"

overweening

overweening

adjective
Overly convinced of one's own superiority and importance:
Translations

overweening

[ˌəʊvəˈwiːnɪŋ] ADJarrogante, presuntuoso, altivo
overweening pridedesmesurado orgullo m

overweening

adjüberheblich, anmaßend; arrogance, pride, ambitionmaßlos

overweening

[ˌəʊvəˈwiːnɪŋ] adj (frm, pej) (pride, arrogance, ambition, self-confidence) → smodato/a, eccessivo/a, smisurato/a
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