Definition of overbearing
- didn't think it was the overbearing consideration here
- —J. S. Cooper
- the mayor's overbearing manner of dealing with employees
He had to deal with his overbearing mother.
Her husband's overbearing manner made her miserable.
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: often trying to control the behavior of other people in an annoying or unwanted way
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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