overweening


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overly convinced of one's own superiority and importance

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unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

presumptuously arrogant

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Unlike such Hollywood leading man burnouts as Mickey Rourke and Mel Gibson, Kevin Costner's fall from the marquee list seemed more the result of overweening artistic ambition--sometimes bold, sometimes foolhardy--than any darker character flaws.
The US Constitution was built on the assumption that it was important to the preservation of liberty from overweening political authority to economize upon political virtue.
Overweening Russian influence on Ukraine has been cited as a primary contributor to the anti-government protests that kept the former Soviet nation in a state of political paralysis for months on end.
One is that they wish it would all end, the demonstrations, the arrests, the overweening exercise of power the current military-led government, like those before it, has proved unable to resist.
Overweening government, crony capitalism, ignoring the Constitution, and overriding the rule of law are leading Americans to conclude that the country is heading in the wrong direction and that its international economic influence as a so-called free country is likely to continue to wane in coming years.
Most refreshing of all, Corrall's well-researched essay is free of overweening hype as well as finger-shaking blame (especially of library schools, a common failing in the practitioner literature).
Out will go the current overweening emphasis on the roles of black people in our history.
While some Dubai critics will no doubt interpret this statement as evidence of overweening ambition, the Dubai Ruler is simply reflecting the inevitable reality of any growing modern city.
When taking such an approach, the risk of patronising the listener - or of sounding so overweening as to disappear in your own selfsatisfaction - is huge.
He told the inquiry his aim was not to "stifle one news organisation" but to safeguard against one organisation exerting "an overweening power".
My aim is plurality and that one organisation does not exercise overweening power.
Nobel peace prize winner, Sir Bob Geldof suggested that the remedy to global overpopulation is clear; it is not through diktat by an overweening government, but the education of women.
Yet while offering a nod in that direction, the proposed charter mainly serves to lock in the military's overweening power, including control over a large part of the economy.
His government's decision last week to plough on with the pig's ear that they like to call an anti-sectarianism bill is only the latest sign of an overweening administration being soured by hubris.
This is an ambitious, even a bit overweening piece of work: it undertakes nothing less than creating, complicating, and eventually resolving a mysterious secret that has its beginnings in the Middle Ages, taking readers across the centuries and continents to the present time, where it is finally resolved.