Definition of Overbearing

1. Adjective. Expecting unquestioning obedience. "Insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"

Exact synonyms: Authoritarian, Dictatorial
Similar to: Domineering
Derivative terms: Overbearingness



2. Adjective. Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy. "A more swaggering mood than usual"

Definition of Overbearing

1. a. Overpowering; subduing; repressing.

Definition of Overbearing

1. Adjective. Overly bossy, domineering, or arrogant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overbearing

1. overbear [v] - See also: overbear

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overbearing

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overbaking
overbalance
overbalanced
overbalances
overbalancing
overbank
overbank flooding
overbanked
overbar
overbarren
overbars
overbattle
overbear
overbearance
overbearing (current term)
overbearingly
overbearingness
overbears
overbeat
overbeaten
overbeating
overbeats
overbed
overbejeweled
overbend
overbending
overbends
overbent
overbet

Literary usage of Overbearing

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1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1912)
"*7A husband whose wife leaves him because of his overbearing and unkind conduct is not entitled to a divorce upon the ground of desertion, unless he makes ..."

2. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"How, in the meantime, he wrought his way into high Whig circles of London society, and the commanding but somewhat overbearing position which he soon ..."

3. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"Out-facing, rude persistence, and overbearing impudence. (Latin, ef-fron», ie ex-front, out-face.) Egalité. ..."

4. Memoirs of the Prince de Talleyrand by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1891)
"... attended to—His arguments in favour of hereditary peerages—overbearing order issued by Comte Wurmser of the Austrian Army—King Louis's expostulation—The ..."

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