- Overbearing O`ver*bear"ing, a.
1. Overpowering; subduing; repressing. --I. Watts.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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overbearing — index brutal, dictatorial, disdainful, dogmatic, inflated (vain), insolent, onerous, oppressive … Law dictionary
overbearing — supercilious, disdainful, lordly, arrogant, haughty, *proud, insolent Analogous words: domineering, *masterful, imperious: scorning or scornful, despising or despiteful, contemning (see corresponding verbs at DESPISE): autocratic, despotic,… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
overbearing — [adj] arrogant, domineering ascendant, autocratic, bossy, cavalier, cocky*, despotic, dictatorial, disdainful, dogmatic, egotistic, haughty, high and mighty*, highhanded*, imperative, imperial, imperious, insolent, magisterial, officious,… … New thesaurus
overbearing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unpleasantly overpowering … English terms dictionary
overbearing — [ō΄vər ber′iŋ] adj. 1. acting in a dictatorial manner; arrogant; domineering 2. of transcending importance; overriding SYN. PROUD overbearingly adv … English World dictionary
overbearing — o|ver|bear|ing [ ,ouvər berıŋ ] adjective an overbearing person always tries to control other people s behavior and ignores their opinions and feelings: DOMINEERING a. used for describing someone s behavior: an overbearing manner ╾… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
overbearing — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)be͟ərɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) An overbearing person tries to make other people do what he or she wants in an unpleasant and forceful way. My husband can be quite overbearing with our son. Syn: domineering … English dictionary
overbearing — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈbeərɪŋ] / US [ˌoʊvərˈberɪŋ] adjective a) an overbearing person always tries to control other people s behaviour and ignores their opinions and feelings b) used for describing someone s behaviour an overbearing manner Derived word:… … English dictionary
overbearing — adj. Overbearing is used with these nouns: ↑father, ↑mother … Collocations dictionary
overbearing — o|ver|bear|ing [ˌəuvəˈbeərıŋ US ˌouvərˈber ] adj always trying to control other people without considering their wishes or feelings = ↑domineering ▪ a bossy, overbearing wife … Dictionary of contemporary English