overweening

Part of speech: adjective

Marked by presumptuous pride or conceit.

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Usage examples "overweening":

  1. Making light of it or of our enemies may inspire a moment's overweening confidence, but would ensure ultimate defeat. - "Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry", Thomas Davis Commentator: T. W. Rolleston.
  2. It was a salutary lesson, tending to temper his overweening confidence and to humble his contemptuous pride. - "Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man", Marie Conway Oemler.
  3. It was a struggle of the independent nations of Europe against the overweening ambition and aggression of one Power. - "The Unity of Civilization", Various.