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Meaning of OVERWEENING

Pronunciation:  'owvur'weening

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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
  2. [adj]  unrestrained in especially feelings; "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed"
 

OVERWEENING is a 11 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: excessive, extravagant, exuberant, immodest, unrestrained, uppity
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \O`ver*ween"ing\, a.
    Unduly confident; arrogant; presumptuous; conceited. --
    {O`ver*ween"ingly}, adv. --Milton. -- {O`ver*ween"ing*ness},
    n.
    
          Here's an overweening rogue.             --Shak.
    
    
  2. \O`ver*ween"ing\, n.
    Conceit; arrogance. --Milton.
    
    
 
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