o|ver|bear|ing

o|ver|bear|ing «OH vuhr BAIR ihng», adjective.
inclined to dictate; forcing others to one's own will; masterful; domineering: »

We found it hard to like the new boy because of his overbearing manners. That old man is a very overbearing person.

SYNONYM(S): dictatorial, imperious, arrogant. See syn. under proud. (Cf.proud)
o´ver|bear´ing|ly, adverb.
o´ver|bear´ing|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • o´ver|bear´ing|ly — o|ver|bear|ing «OH vuhr BAIR ihng», adjective. inclined to dictate; forcing others to one s own will; masterful; domineering: »We found it hard to like the new boy because of his overbearing manners. That old man is a very overbearing person.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • o´ver|bear´ing|ness — o|ver|bear|ing «OH vuhr BAIR ihng», adjective. inclined to dictate; forcing others to one s own will; masterful; domineering: »We found it hard to like the new boy because of his overbearing manners. That old man is a very overbearing person.… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • o´ver|ween´ing|ly — o|ver|ween|ing «OH vuhr WEE nihng», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. thinking too much of oneself; conceited; self confident; presumptuous: »overweening confidence in his own powers (William H. Prescott). 2. excessive; exaggerated; »overweening ambition …   Useful english dictionary

  • o|ver|ween|ing — «OH vuhr WEE nihng», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. thinking too much of oneself; conceited; self confident; presumptuous: »overweening confidence in his own powers (William H. Prescott). 2. excessive; exaggerated; »overweening ambition …   Useful english dictionary

  • o´ver|flow´ing|ly — o|ver|flow «verb. OH vuhr FLOH; noun, adjective. OH vuhr FLOH», verb, flowed, flown, flow|ing, noun, adjective. –v.i. 1. to flow over the bounds: »Rivers often overflow in the spring. 2. to have the contents flowing over: »My cup is overflowing …   Useful english dictionary

  • o´ver|rid´ing|ly — o|ver|ride «OH vuhr RYD», verb, rode, rid|den, rid|ing, noun. –v.t. 1. to act in spite of: »to override advice or objections. 2. Figurative. a) to prevail over; set aside: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • o´ver|rul´ing|ly — o|ver|rule «OH vuhr ROOL», transitive verb, ruled, rul|ing. 1. to rule or decide against (a plea, argument, or objection); set aside: »The president overruled my plan. SYNONYM(S): override, reject, annul, disallow. 2. to prevail over; be str …   Useful english dictionary

  • o´ver|whelm´ing|ly — o|ver|whelm|ing «OH vuhr HWEHL mihng», adjective. too many, too great, or too much to be resisted; overpowering: »an overwhelming majority of votes. –o´ver|whelm´ing|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • o|ver|whelm|ing — «OH vuhr HWEHL mihng», adjective. too many, too great, or too much to be resisted; overpowering: »an overwhelming majority of votes. –o´ver|whelm´ing|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

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