underweening

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From underween +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

underweening (plural underweenings)

  1. Undervaluation.
    • 1909, Sir Thomas Browne, Religio medici and other writings:
      But the greatest underweening of this life is to undervalue that, unto which this is but Exordial or a Passage leading unto it.
    • 1971, New York: Volume 4:
      ...in the chariot of the Sun-God is reduced from overweening to underweening.

Etymology 2[edit]

From underween.

Verb[edit]

underweening

  1. Present participle of underween.
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