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Meaning of BROWBEATING

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Brow"beat`ing\, n.
The act of bearing down, abashing, or disconcerting, with
stern looks, supercilious manners, or confident assertions.

      The imperious browbeatings and scorn of great men.
                                               --L'Estrange.

 

 

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