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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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overweening

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overweening

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

overweening

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

adjüberheblich, anmaßend; arrogance, pride, ambitionmaßlos
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overweening

[ˌəʊvəˈwiːnɪŋ] adj (frm, pej) (pride, arrogance, ambition, self-confidence) → smodato/a, eccessivo/a, smisurato/a
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It bustles and brims over with reformatory ideas, anti-corruption zeal, and lunges for an overweeningly ambitious format of storytelling where Raj Kapoor's "Ram Teri Ganga Maili" meets Rakesyh Mehra's "Rang De Basanti".
Sometimes attending to the tmeses through which poets fill and overfill what might otherwise be overweeningly overspecified end terms, sometimes times identifying interpretation as a matter of inducing an opening (351), Hartman uncovers literary speech--that of the poet, that of the critic--as a matter of making "room in meaning itself" (352).
For the better part of three centuries before World War I, Europeans were manifestly self-confident, perhaps overweeningly so.