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overbearing (domineering)

Definition:

expecting unquestioning obedience

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

overbearingness

Derivative:

overbearingly

Comparative:

more overbearing

Superlative:

most overbearing

Similar to:

domineering

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter

All senses of overbearing...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

overbearing | overbear | overbearingly [adverb, derived]

domineering or dictatorial in manner or action | of particular or overriding importance or significance | [transitive] to dominate or overcome | ... (19 of 419 words, 5 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/overbearing

Merriam-Webster:

overbearing | dominant [synonym, sense-specific] | overpowering [synonym, sense-specific] | arch [synonym, sense-specific] | big [synonym, sense-specific] | capital [synonym, sense-specific] | cardinal [synonym, sense-specific] | central [synonym, sense-specific] | chief [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

tending to overwhelm; "overpowering" ; decisively important; "dominant" | harshly and haughtily arrogant (12 of 159 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/overbearing

Macmillan British Dictionary:

overbearing | overbearingly [adverb, related]

an overbearing person always tries to control other people's behaviour and ignores their opinions and feelings ; used for describing someone's ... (21 of 47 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/overbearing

Oxford Dictionary:

overbearing | overbearingly [derived] | overbearingness [derived]

unpleasantly overpowering (2 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/overbearing

Cambridge Dictionary:

overbearing [disapproving]

too confident and too determined to tell other people what to do, in a way that is unpleasant (18 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/overbearing

American Heritage Dictionary:

overbearing | overbearingly [adverb, related] | overbearingness [noun, related]

Domineering in manner; arrogant | Overwhelming in power or significance; predominant. (10 of 23 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/overbearing

Random House Dictionary:

overbearing

domineering; dictatorial; haughtily or rudely arrogant. | of overwhelming or critical importance. (11 of 18 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/overbearing

New World Dictionary:

overbearing | overbearingly [adverb, related]

acting in a dictatorial manner; arrogant; domineering | of transcending importance; overriding (11 of 16 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/overbearing

Wiktionary:

overbearing | demanding [synonym] | dictatorial [synonym] | dominant [synonym] | haughty [synonym] | high-handed [synonym] | bossy [synonym] | arrogant [synonym]

Overly bossy, domineering, or arrogant. (5 of 6 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/overbearing

Wikipedia:

Authoritarianism

a form of government. Juan Linz, whose 1964 description of authoritarianism is influential, characterized authoritarianism regimes are political systems characterized by four qualities: "limited, not responsible, political pluralism"; that is,... (30 of 3943 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Authoritarianism

Encarta Dictionary:

overbearing | overbearingly [adverb, derived] | overbearingness [noun, derived]

arrogant and tending to order people around (7 of 20 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861635921​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

overbearing | overbear

Audio: British English pronunciation of "overbearing"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/overbearing

Macmillan British Dictionary:

overbearing

Audio: British English pronunciation of "overbearing"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/overbearing

Macmillan American Dictionary:

overbearing

Audio: North American pronunciation of "overbearing"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/overbearing

Cambridge Dictionary:

overbearing [disapproving]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "overbearing"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "overbearing"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/overbearing

the Free Dictionary:

overbearing

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "overbearing"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "overbearing"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "overbearing" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/overbearing

Google Dictionary:

overbearing

Audio: English pronunciation of "overbearing"

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YourDictionary Audio:

overbearing

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "overbearing" by speech synthesizer

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