Overweening O`ver*ween"ing, a. Unduly confident; arrogant; presumptuous; conceited. -- {O`ver*ween"ingly}, adv. --Milton. -- {O`ver*ween"ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The conceits of warmed or overweening brain. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

Here's an overweening rogue. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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