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Meaning of OVERBEARING

Pronunciation:  `owvur'behring

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  expecting unquestioning obedience; "he was imperious and dictatorial"; "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"
 

OVERBEARING is a 11 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: authoritarian, dictatorial, domineering
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O`ver*bear"ing\, a.
1. Overpowering; subduing; repressing. --I. Watts.

2. Aggressively haughty; arrogant; domineering; tyrannical;
   dictatorial; insolent. --{O`ver*bear"ing*ly}, adv. --
   {O`ver*bear"ing*ness}, n.

 
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