Search

Overweening

Meaning: Unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

Jul 28, 2016 13:12 IST

Meaning: Unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

Now let us understand the meaning of this word through a picture description

 

Image Source: www.freerepublic.com

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

Given below is a tree chart in which you can read both synonyms and antonyms of the ‘word of the day’

Keep visiting jagranjosh.com in order to enhance your vocabulary on daily basis.

Related Stories