AskDefine | Define overweening

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overweening adj
1 unrestrained in especially feelings; "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed" [syn: excessive, extravagant, exuberant]
2 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 [syn: uppity]

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  1. Unduly confident; arrogant; presumptuous; conceited.
    She wins one modeling contest in Montana and suddenly she's overweening.
  2. Exaggerated, excessive.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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