Definition of Hectorly

1. a. Resembling a hector; blustering; insolent; taunting.



Definition of Hectorly

1. Adjective. Resembling a hector; blustering; insolent; taunting. ¹

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Definition of Hectorly

1. in a bullying manner [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hectorly

hectolitre
hectolitres
hectometer
hectometers
hectometre
hectometres
hectopascal
hectored
hectorer
hectorers
hectorfloresite
hectoring
hectoringly
hectorite
hectorites
hectorly (current term)
hectors
hectosecond
hectoseconds
hectostere
hectosteres
hectowatt
hectowatt-hour
hectowatts
hed
heddle
heddled
heddles
heddling
hede

Literary usage of Hectorly

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1. The Theological Works of Isaac Barrow by Isaac Barrow, William Whewell (1859)
"... or strutting deportment; not in hectorly, ruffian-like swaggering or huffing; not in high looks or big words; but in stout and gallant deeds, ..."

2. The Theological Works of Isaac Barrow by Isaac Barrow, William Whewell (1859)
"Those who seek glory from evil things, (Who glory in their shame,} from presumptuous transgression of God's law, (hectorly profaneness and debauchery,) from ..."

3. The Works of Dr. Isaac Barrow: With Some Account of His Life, Summary of by Isaac Barrow, Thomas Smart Hughes (1831)
"... or strutting deportment; not in hectorly, ruffian-like swaggering or huffing; not in high looks or big words; but in stout and gallant deeds, ..."

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