o´ver|ween´ing|ness

o´ver|ween´ing|ness
o|ver|ween|ing «OH vuhr WEE nihng», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. thinking too much of oneself; conceited; self-confident; presumptuous: »

overweening confidence in his own powers (William H. Prescott).

2. excessive; exaggerated; »

overweening ambition.

–n.
excessive esteem; overestimation.
[present participle of Middle English overween < over- + ween expect]
o´ver|ween´ing|ly, adverb.
o´ver|ween´ing|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • o´ver|ween´ing|ly — o|ver|ween|ing «OH vuhr WEE nihng», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. thinking too much of oneself; conceited; self confident; presumptuous: »overweening confidence in his own powers (William H. Prescott). 2. excessive; exaggerated; »overweening ambition …   Useful english dictionary

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