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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: overween 'to be too confident' (14-19 centuries), from ween 'to think, believe' (11-20 centuries), from Old English wenan

overweening

adjective
     
o‧ver‧ween‧ing formal
too proud and confident - used to show disapproval [= arrogant]:
overweening ambition
overweeningly adverb

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