Overstrung vs Overweening - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between overstrung and overweening
is that overstrung
is excessively tense or nervous while overweening
is unduly confident; arrogant; presumptuous; conceited.
As a noun overweening is
an excessively high opinion of oneself or one's abilities; presumption, arrogance.
As a verb overweening is
Excessively tense or nervous
Strung too tightly
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 .