How to use "overweening" in sentences with meaning in English and Hindi

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Example sentences for "overweening" in popular movie and book plots

  • From this point on events precipitate out of control as everything becomes a prey to chance: Pepé, the maldextrous cavalier, gets himself caught up in a duel in order to defend Stellina, a situation which he could have easily avoided had he not asked for help from his overweening and domineering brother-in-law, the lawyer Ciro Coppa, who insists that he must challenge his adversary or be looked on as a coward.  - The Turn (novel)

Example sentences for "overweening" in interesting articles

  • The real cause, argues Nick Eberstadt, a demographer at the American Enterprise Institute, a think-tank in Washington, DC, is not any country's particular policy but “the fateful collision between overweening son preference, the use of rapidly spreading prenatal sex-determination technology and declining fertility.” These are global trends.  - Gendercide: The worldwide war on baby girls
  • And that is: an overweening desire to be distracted from being alone in silence ...  - In Praise of Silence
  • It was the first time in 14 years that Nixon lost an election.When he arrived in the White House as VP at the age of 40, he was a smart young man on the rise -- a hubris-crazed monster from the bowels of the American dream with a heart full of hate and an overweening lust to be President.  - He was a crook (1994)
  • Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Christian Science movement, was militant about quality control: as the late psychologist Eugene Taylor pointed out in Shadow Culture (1999), instead of a loose-knit confederation of churches over which she could exert little control, Eddy’s ministry was constituted around an overweening mother church.  - Like startups, most intentional communities fail. Why?

Meaning of "overweening" in English

  • presumptuously arrogant
    - no idea how overweening he would be
    - getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down
  • unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    - exuberant compliments
    - overweening ambition
    - overweening greed

Meaning of "overweening" in Hindi

  • आत्मविश्वास
  • अभिमानी
  • घमंडी
  • अक्खड
  • उद्वत
  • अति अहंकारी

Synonyms of "overweening"

  • excessive
  • exuberant
  • extravagant
  • uppity

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