Definition Of overweening

adjective

showing excessive confidence or pride.

overweening ambition

Example Of overweening

  • A legal system needs multiple lines of defense against miscarriages of justice, and historically the jury has had few rivals as a way of protecting defendants from overweening official power.

  • Although he was an academic, he did not appear to have the arrogance and overweening sense of self-importance that some of his kind possess.

  • At size 8, I had to admit, I was so self-conscious (and secretly, overweeningly proud of it) that often that was all I was.

  • ‘Our support for a Conservative victory - which we concede is unlikely - is superseded by an even greater imperative: to diminish the power of an overweeningly arrogant Prime Minister and restore a healthy democracy to this country.’

  • But if she wasn't a go-getting 11-year old, she is making up for it at 29 with an overweening ambition to grow her company.


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