overweening

[oh-ver-wee-ning]
adjective
1.
presumptuously conceited, overconfident, or proud: a brash, insolent, overweening fellow.
2.
exaggerated, excessive, or arrogant: overweening prejudice; overweening pride.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English overwening(e) (gerund); see overween, -ing2

overweeningly, adverb
overweeningness, noun
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overween

[oh-ver-ween]
verb (used without object) Archaic.
to be conceited or arrogant.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English overwenen; see over-, ween

overweener, noun
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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]
 
over'weeningly
 
adv
 
over'weeningness
 
n

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overweening
1340, from prp. of overwenen "be conceited, presume," from O.E. ofer-wenian, from ofer + "over" + wenian (see ween).
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Example sentences
But for all of my overweening rationality, my world remained a dark, forbidding
  place beyond my control.
In the face of overweening globalisation, to destroy the twin towers was the
  only response.
But there were some oddities and curious omissions and overweening pretensions,
  too.
What seemed to be an overweening statement was not without merit.
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