Definition of overweening:
haughty, attitude, ebullient, haughty, arrogant, proud, excessive, undue, lush, exuberant, insolent, extravagant, unrestrained, uppity, overbearing, lofty, immodest, profuse, superior, supercilious, unreasonable, high-spirited, prideful, inordinate, prodigal, luxuriant, lordly, egotistic, insolent, spendthrift, riotous, arrogant, profligate, high-and-mighty.
- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
For it will not even do to say, that he dreaded the involving the city in war, by seizing Nicanor, and hoped by professions of confidence and just- dealing, to retain him in the observance of the like; but it was, indeed, his credulity and confidence in him, and an overweening opinion of his sincerity, that imposed upon him.- "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
- "A Book of Golden Deeds", Charlotte M. Yonge.