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overweening - Dictionary definition and meaning for word overweening

(adj) unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
Example Sentence
  • extravagant praise
  • exuberant compliments
  • overweening ambition
  • overweening greed

(adj) presumptuously arrogant
Synonyms : uppity
Example Sentence
  • had a witty but overweening manner
  • no idea how overweening he would be
  • getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for overweening

a person who wins over and over becomes arrogant. He now arrogantly presumes that he will always win.
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by aniruddha_chaudhari

OVERly flailing your WEENER. Otherwise known as cock-waving.
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by elladauw

derived from over(MEANS ABOVE, MORE)+ween..latin venus..means charm or love....so think of the lady(RELATE IT TO OUR primary school story..a lady who was more beautiful and CHARMING than moon..that moon also use to praise her because of that she BECA
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by preetisoni2411

if u WIN u tend to do OVERACTIONS...so overweening :P
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by massb

it is the overween+ing form...and now..OVER+WEEN(MEANS to hope, think, expect, intend)..so if you get something over(means beyond) what you EXPECT ...you become arrogant...you unrestrained in your feelings.
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by preetisoni2411

opposite of over-weenie (which would be overly cowardly).
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by Marise

because of that she BECAME VERY ARROGANT...and killed her daughter..)
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by preetisoni2411

Ponting’s overweening ambition of winning the match in 1 over in his nation.
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by nupur10000

arrogant guy asking me to play over weenai(musical instrument)
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by sansecretcp

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