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overbearing

adjective

: often trying to control the behavior of other people in an annoying or unwanted way

Full Definition of OVERBEARING

1
a :  tending to overwhelm :  overpowering
b :  decisively important :  dominant
2
:  harshly and haughtily arrogant
over·bear·ing·ly \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of OVERBEARING

  1. He had to deal with his overbearing mother.
  2. Her husband's overbearing manner made her miserable.

First Known Use of OVERBEARING

1614

Rhymes with OVERBEARING

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