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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Instead of listening to the stories coming from MPs of being undermined, briefed against and much worse, thousands of once well-meaning folk are prepared to turn a blind eye because of an overweening ideology and blind faith in one man.
We assume the overweening importance of leaders, even when this assumption is demonstrably false, Kellerman writes.
They are fighting in Yemen to stop the disintegration of the country under the Iran-backed Al Houthi rebels, they have already backed the Bahraini government in stopping Iranian destabilisation moves and they have resisted the Iran-backed regime in Syria, not to mention their attempts to limit IranA-A?A1/2s overweening influence in Iraq.
His book would benefit from a more sustained focus on precisely that "secret" and abusive history he claims to offer--the overweening emphasis on sexual sins, the power confession gave to priests, and the requirement that young children confess.
Haaretz dubbed the event a "crude promotiona transparent and overweening attempt to generate buzz." Gidi family member and fashion blogger Lihi Gindi Levy, 15, was offended that not all of the press could see the ingenuity and resourcefulness behind the production.
May's most enduring hero, Winnetou, wages a heroic, doomed battle against the railroad and white settlement, and the books' juxtaposition of bareback-riding freedom and overweening state power (plus a heavy dose of Christianity) made them an underground sensation behind the Iron Curtain.
But what will really disturb you when you come to vote was the overweening lust for power, the brutality and ruthlessness of these men.
Unfortunately, some of the coverage of the report failed to make clear the connection between cause (civilization's overweening appetites) and effect (dead animals).
The guy oozes health--despite a diagnosis of prostate cancer over a decade ago--plus an overweening confidence.
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.
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.