Overbearing - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌoʊvərˈberɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word overbearing
Brit.  |əʊvəˈbɛərɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word overbearing

adjective

- expecting unquestioning obedience(syn: authoritarian, dictatorial)

insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter

- having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy (syn: disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering)

Examples

He had to deal with his overbearing mother.

Her husband's overbearing manner made her miserable.

insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter

...an overbearing, bullying boss who is fond of sending invective e-mails to long-suffering assistants...

...a salesman whose aggressively outgoing personality could sometimes be overbearing...

Everyone was afraid of their overbearing and tyrannical boss.

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