Monday, March 26, 2001
Definitions for overweening
- Overbearing; arrogant; presumptuous.
- Excessive; immoderate; exaggerated.
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Citations for overweening
In a story as old as the Greeks, overweening pride brought condign disaster.
She was warring with her children, having pushed them away with her overweening possessiveness.
Origin of overweening
Overweening is from Middle English overwening, present participle of overwenen, "to be arrogant," from over + wenen "to ween," from Old English wenan.