overweening

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[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəwˈiːnɪŋ/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant praise
    overweening greed
    overweening ambition
    exuberant compliments
  2. presumptuously arrogant
    no idea how overweening he would be
    getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down
    had a witty but overweening manner
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How To Use overweening In A Sentence

  • The notion itself has an overweening hubris to it.
  • He was overweening and displayed his slight skill before an expert on a public occasion.
  • The overweening arrogance of the Supreme Court.
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  • We organised races, and spurred by overweening confidence, tested the crafts' stability by standing on the seats and swaying until tipped into the cold water.
  • Namely, anti - rationalism of the Enlightenment and the intellectual elite overweening attitude.
  • To those I would add presumptuous, imperious, overweening and authoritarian.
  • They suffered from the ancient Greek disease of hubris, a kind of overweening arrogance. The Very Best Men—Four Who Dared: The Early Years of the CIA
  • Behind this rejection of the "literary" as anything other than a window on culture and beyond that mostly an imposition by overweening writers claiming an exalted power they don't ultimately possesses is an attitude that might indeed be described as "normative conclusion" as Fish uses the term. Art and Culture
  • Until journalism operates with a similar framework to other professions, it is dangerously naive to have any faith in the safeguarding of professional ethics and standards in the face of overweening and overmighty owners and publishing companies. Letters: Anti-Murdoch hysteria could threaten Sky News
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