What does overweening mean?

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ˈoʊ vərˈwi nɪŋover·ween·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweening(adj)

    unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

    "extravagant praise"; "exuberant compliments"; "overweening ambition"; "overweening greed"

  2. overweening, uppity(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


  1. overweening(Noun)

    An excessively high opinion of oneself or one's abilities; presumption, arrogance.

  2. overweening(Adjective)

    Unduly confident; arrogant; presumptuous; conceited.

    She wins one modeling contest in Montana and suddenly she's overweening.

  3. overweening(Adjective)

    Exaggerated, excessive.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overweening in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overweening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  • arrogant, überheblich, eingebildet, anmaßendGerman
  • ylimielinenFinnish
  • arrogant, confiantFrench
  • zelfverzekerd, arrogantDutch
  • самонадеянныйRussian

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