Definition of overbearing
overbearinglyplay \ˌō-vər-ˈber-iŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of overbearing in a Sentence
He had to deal with his overbearing mother.
Her husband's overbearing manner made her miserable.
Recent Examples of overbearing from the Web
Such an open-ended policy invites overbearing and harassing conduct.
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Synonym Discussion of overbearing
OVERBEARING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overbearing for English Language Learners
: often trying to control the behavior of other people in an annoying or unwanted way
OVERBEARING Defined for Kids
Definition of overbearing for Students
: acting in a proud or bossy way toward other people
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