Definitions for overbearingˌoʊ vərˈbɛər ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•bear•ingˌoʊ vərˈbɛər ɪŋ(adj.)

  1. domineering; dictatorial; rudely arrogant.

  2. of overwhelming or critical importance.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. authoritarian, dictatorial, overbearing(adj)

    expecting unquestioning obedience

    "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"

  2. disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering(adj)

    having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

    "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer


  1. overbearing(Adjective)

    Overly bossy, domineering, or arrogant.

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too sure that one is right

I disliked her overbearing manner.

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