overweeningly
adverb see overweening

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  • overweening — overweeningly, adv. overweeningness, n. /oh veuhr wee ning/, adj. 1. presumptuously conceited, overconfident, or proud: a brash, insolent, overweening fellow. 2. exaggerated, excessive, or arrogant: overweening prejudice; overweening pride. [1300 …   Universalium

  • overweening — adjective Etymology: Middle English overwening, present participle of overwenen to be arrogant, from over + wenen to ween Date: 14th century 1. arrogant, presumptuous 2. immoderate, exaggerated • overweeningly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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