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overbearing - Dictionary definition and meaning for word overbearing

(adj) expecting unquestioning obedience
Synonyms : authoritarian , dictatorial
Example Sentence
  • the timid child of authoritarian parents
  • insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter

(adj) having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for overbearing

to bear someone's views on yourself.. that person is overbearing you.. that is he is dominating over you..
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by muffisoni

we cant bear someone who is overbearing...!!!
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by sravan1411

If you overly bear something,then at some point you will become ARROGANT.
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by rohan123

overbearing-> she cant bear her husband violent,arrogant behaviour
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by sansecretcp

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