Definition of Browbeating

1. n. The act of bearing down, abashing, or disconcerting, with stern looks, supercilious manners, or confident assertions.



Definition of Browbeating

1. Verb. (present participle of browbeat) ¹

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Definition of Browbeating

1. browbeat [v] - See also: browbeat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Browbeating

brouters
brouze
brouzes
brow
brow-beat
brow-beaten
brow-beating
brow-beats
brow ptosis
browallia
browallias
browband
browbands
browbeat
browbeaten
browbeating (current term)
browbeats
browbone
browbones
browbound
browdyng
browed
browless
browlift
brown
brown-bag
brown-bagger
brown-bill
brown-haired

Literary usage of Browbeating

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1. The Bench and the Bar by James Grant (1837)
"THE browbeating AND VITUPERATIVE SYSTEM CASES OF SIR WALTER RALEIGH AND DR. SMOLLETT HAPPY RETORTS OF WITNESSES ... THE practice of browbeating witnesses, ..."

2. The Journal of Solomon Sidesplitter [pseud.]: A Collection of Witticisms (1884)
"... so far kept him at bay that, by way of browbeating her, he exclaimed: "Why, woman, there is brass enough in your face to make a kettle! ..."

3. Memories of Westminster Hall: A Collection of Interesting Incidents by Edward Foss (1874)
"As regards the browbeating of witnesses, there can be no question, that instead ... It would appear that the abusive and browbeating system is by no means a ..."

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