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overween

[ oh-ver-ween ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈwin /
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verb (used without object) Archaic.

to be conceited or arrogant.

Nearby words

overview, overvoltage, overwatch, overwear, overweary, overween, overweening, overweigh, overweight, overwhelm, overwhelmed

Origin of overween

1275–1325; Middle English overwenen; see over-, ween
Related formso·ver·ween·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for overween

  • I can more easily suppose that all the Sons of Genius "overween" in this direction.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 68, No 420, October 1850|Various