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Short Definition : bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate

(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


Short Definition : inflated; exaggerated

(adj) puffed up with vanity
Example Sentence
  • a grandiloquent and boastful manner
  • overblown oratory
  • a pompous speech
  • pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey

(adj) past the stage of full bloom
Example Sentence
  • overblown roses

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for overblown

jyaada fainkk di
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by friendofafriend

to blast about your true face to others
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by sansecretcp


Short Definition : watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision

(verb) watch and direct
Synonyms : manage , superintend , supervise
Example Sentence
  • Who is overseeing this project?

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oversee

My project manager watch over and direct, supervise me from overseas
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by sansecretcp


Short Definition : open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert

(adj) open and observable; not secret or hidden
Synonyms : open
Example Sentence
  • an overt lie
  • overt hostility
  • overt intelligence gathering
  • open ballots

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for overt

we know covert is hidden so overt is an exact opposite ie non-secretive.
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by logic87

overt can be said as "over the top".. that is a totally open place.. and nothing is concealed..
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by muffisoni

overt = Oh its VERy True ...I can see it so clearly.
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by shalnew

o(out)=vert(to turn)
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by manojmvsr


Short Definition : topple; N.

(noun) the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
(noun) the act of disturbing the mind or body
Synonyms : derangement , upset
Example Sentence
  • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
  • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

(verb) cause the downfall of; of rulers
Synonyms : bring down , overturn , subvert
Example Sentence
  • The Czar was overthrown
  • subvert the ruling class

(verb) rule against
Synonyms : override , overrule , overturn , reverse
Example Sentence
  • The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill


Short Definition : musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace

(noun) orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio
(noun) something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
Synonyms : preliminary , prelude
Example Sentence
  • training is a necessary preliminary to employment
  • drinks were the overture to dinner

(noun) a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
Synonyms : advance , approach , feeler
Example Sentence
  • she rejected his advances

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for overture

over + tune...when 1 tune gets over its time for an overture
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by friendofafriend

show is going to CHAR your brain but what will OVER CHAR your brain ?? Yes, something that elongates the show by a LONG BEGINNING or PRECEDING EVENT.
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by r4nj33t

Opera VIRTUE TUNE~>for good quality music,instruments are tuned...this occurs usually before opera starts...
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by gykk4u

OVERTURE OVER gives a meaning for EXCESSIVENESS TURE sounds like CHARNA in hindi (as in DIMAAG MAT CHAR YAAR) So imagine a very pathetic folk concert going on. Unfortunately you got stuck in that show and you have to listen to it. Complete s
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by r4nj33t

Seconf half sounds like mature. With a matured thought, anyone would call for peace talks not continuing arms.
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by aravindhbaskaran

overture sounds like overtuning. before listening to FM radio we have to tune it for long for song which suits our taste. so overture = over + tune (re) is long musical introduction
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by arulmozhi

by virtue of which preceding can ovr+ture
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by yasha

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