Definition of Hectoring

1. Adjective. That hectors; intimidating or domineering. ¹



2. Verb. (present participle of hector) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hectoring

1. hector [v] - See also: hector

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hectoring

hectokatals
hectokilo-
hectoliter
hectoliters
hectolitre
hectolitres
hectometer
hectometers
hectometre
hectometres
hectopascal
hectored
hectorer
hectorers
hectorfloresite
hectoring (current term)
hectoringly
hectorite
hectorites
hectorly
hectors
hectosecond
hectoseconds
hectostere
hectosteres
hectowatt
hectowatt-hour
hectowatts
hed
heddle

Literary usage of Hectoring

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1. An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction by William Adolphus Wheeler (1865)
"... in his mock-heroic poem entitled " Secchia Kapita," or " The Каре of the Bucket;" represented as false, brave, noisy, and hectoring. ..."

2. The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford, Lord Keeper of by Roger North (1826)
"Nothing could be more counter to the hectoring humour of the chief justice, that used to batter whigs, and even trimmers, without mercy, than this employing ..."

3. Why Italy Entered Into the Great War, by Luigi Carnovale by Luigi Carnovale (1917)
"XVI Field Marshal Radetzky and his graceless officers celebrate the birthday of their Emperor (Francis Joseph) in Milan by hectoring the unarmed people, ..."

4. Euripides the rationalist: a study in the history of art and religion by Arthur Woollgar Verrall (1895)
"... though our woeful plight he knew, But what we brought not, hectoring bade us bring. The ivy-cup uplifts he in his hands, And swills the darkling ..."

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