overweening

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From overween +‎ -ing.

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Adjective[edit]

overweening (comparative more overweening, superlative most overweening)

  1. Unduly confident; arrogant; presumptuous; conceited.
    • Shakespeare
      Here's an overweening rogue.
    She wins one modeling contest in Montana and suddenly she's overweening.
  2. Exaggerated, excessive.

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Noun[edit]

overweening (uncountable)

  1. (now rare) An excessively high opinion of oneself or one's abilities; presumption, arrogance.

Verb[edit]

overweening

  1. Present participle of overween.