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overweeningness

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being overweening.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being overweening; undue confidence; presumption; arrogance.

Etymologies

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overweening +‎ -ness

Examples

  • And, when Honore, not daring to argue further, took refuge in his sly, not to say supercilious, smile, she taxed him with overweeningness — an accusation that had some truth in it.

    Balzac

  • And, when Honore, not daring to argue further, took refuge in his sly, not to say supercilious, smile, she taxed him with overweeningness -- an accusation that had some truth in it.

    Balzac

  • And it is overweeningness and self-confident will that are the chief notes of Macaulay's style.

    Critical Miscellanies, Volume I (of 3) Essay 4: Macaulay

  • And, when Honore, not daring to argue further, took refuge in his sly, not to say supercilious, smile, she taxed him with overweeningness ” an accusation that had some truth in it.

    Balzac

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