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OVERWEENING

 Dictionary entry overview: What does overweening mean? 

OVERWEENING (adjective)
  The adjective OVERWEENING has 2 senses:

1. unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
2. presumptuously arrogant

  Familiarity information: OVERWEENING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OVERWEENING (adjective)


Sense 1overweening [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

Synonyms:

extravagant; overweening; excessive; exuberant

Context examples:

extravagant praise / exuberant compliments / overweening ambition / overweening greed

Similar:

unrestrained (not subject to restraint)


Sense 2overweening [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Presumptuously arrogant

Synonyms:

uppity; overweening

Context examples:

had a witty but overweening manner / no idea how overweening he would be / getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down

Similar:

immodest (having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc)


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