Overweening vs Hubris - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between overweening and hubris
is that overweening
is an excessively high opinion of oneself or one's abilities; presumption, arrogance while hubris
is (excessive pride or arrogance
As an adjective overweening
is unduly confident; arrogant; presumptuous; conceited.
As a verb overweening
Unduly confident; arrogant; presumptuous; conceited.
- Here's an overweening rogue.
*:No success rendered him overweening and no disaster was ever known to stagger his firmness.
*1908 , Frederic Bancroft and William A. Dunning,
*:The Senate was displaying an overweening hauteur as if it were the government.
- She wins one modeling contest in Montana and suddenly she's overweening .
, author=Jonathan Rauch
, title=How to Make Men Free
, site=NY Times
, passage=The idea that an overweening
federal government is a threat to both freedom and equality (not to mention prosperity) goes back to Jefferson, James Madison, Patrick Henry and some other fairly respectable personages.
An excessively high opinion of oneself or one's abilities; presumption, arrogance.
*:Let us suppresse this over-weening .
Excessive pride, presumption or arrogance (originally toward the gods).