What does the word overweening mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Various
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