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Today's Word "overweening"

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overweening \oh-vur-WEE-ning\ (adjective) - 1 : Overbearing; arrogant; presumptuous. 2 : Excessive; immoderate; exaggerated.

"Candace's overweening affections were one of the many traits that Alan found so difficult to bear."

 

Overweening is from Middle English overwening, present participle of overwenen, "to be arrogant," from over + wenen "to ween," from Old English wenan.

 

 

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