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 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]


Unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings


extravagant; overweening; excessive; exuberant

Context examples:

extravagant praise / exuberant compliments / overweening ambition / overweening greed


unrestrained (not subject to restraint)

Sense 2overweening [BACK TO TOP]


Presumptuously arrogant


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


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

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