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overweening
American English: /ˌoʊvərˈwinɪŋ/
British English: /əʊvəˈwiːnɪŋ/

Translation of overweening in Spanish:

adjective

  • (ambition/desire/pride)
    Example sentences
    • They do not look for, do not see, and do not achieve insight into their fatal flaws - arrogance, overweening pride, hypocrisy, ineptitude, and, increasingly, irrelevance.
    • There, culture is seen as synonymous with the country's national identity, with its almost arrogant self-belief, and with an overweening pride in its own achievements.
    • We organised races, and spurred by overweening confidence, tested the crafts' stability by standing on the seats and swaying until tipped into the cold water.

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