Translation of overweening in Spanish:

overweening

soberbio, adj.

Pronunciation /əʊvəˈwiːnɪŋ//ˌoʊvərˈwinɪŋ/

adjective

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    (person) soberbio
    (person) altanero
    (ambition/desire/pride) desmesurado
    • He stated in a haunted, whispered voice and Ikeda nearly apologized for bringing it up, but his overweening pride would not allow it.
    • It was an age of excess, of overweening ambition, of greed, and phoniness, and sucking up, and the glorification of strange, obnoxious, preening, uninteresting people.
    • To those I would add presumptuous, imperious, overweening and authoritarian.
    • Although he was an academic, he did not appear to have the arrogance and overweening sense of self-importance that some of his kind possess.
    • The actor conveys at the same instant the character's overweening pride, as well as an element of self-knowledge, which borders on self-disgust.
    • The notion itself has an overweening hubris to it.
    • There, culture is seen as synonymous with the country's national identity, with its almost arrogant self-belief, and with an overweening pride in its own achievements.
    • The overweening arrogance of the Supreme Court.
    • But if she wasn't a go-getting 11-year old, she is making up for it at 29 with an overweening ambition to grow her company.
    • People soon became disillusioned with the more hard-edged forms of modernism, and aghast at the overweening urge to control demonstrated by totalitarian regimes from the thirties to the fifties.
    • For the medieval period, especially the Renaissance, is replete with examples of overweening pride in the human place in the cosmos.
    • It is the overweening ambition of the theory to explain or explain away rational thought, including philosophy.
    • We organised races, and spurred by overweening confidence, tested the crafts' stability by standing on the seats and swaying until tipped into the cold water.
    • His best qualification for the job was his overweening ambition, nothing else.
    • Elizabeth indignantly rejects him, on the grounds of his overweening pride, the part he has played in separating Jane from Bingley, and his alleged treatment of Wickham.
    • They do not look for, do not see, and do not achieve insight into their fatal flaws - arrogance, overweening pride, hypocrisy, ineptitude, and, increasingly, irrelevance.
    • A legal system needs multiple lines of defense against miscarriages of justice, and historically the jury has had few rivals as a way of protecting defendants from overweening official power.
    • The redemption of Judas, the challenges of pusillanimous leadership and the sin of overweening arrogance are handled deftly in this timeless tale.
    • The answer is clear - his overweening ambition.
    • Later, desiring heaven, he achieves it, only to be thrown down from there because of his overweening pride in his merit.