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Overweening

Jul 28, 2016 13:12 IST

    Meaning: Unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

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    Her overweening expression is a symbol of the high-class society in which she lives.

    Pronunciation: oh-ver-wee-ning

    Usage/Example: 1. George Osborne had many failings, but perhaps his greatest was an overweening self-belief. (Source: The Times)

    2. We must not hold back from such a debate because of nervousness, an unwillingness to offend, an overweening political correctness. (Source: Herald Sun)

    3. At the center of their anger is overweening government control and a system that limits the number of foreigners allowed to play at Russian football clubs. (Source: themoscowtimes.com)

    Synonyms and Antonyms: Overweening

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