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
In Rwanda, by contrast, an efficient but overbearing government has built a successful SACCO sector from scratch—even if a quarter of members felt obliged to join out of a sense of civic duty, according to one survey.
Tomic is burdened by a childhood and a father who has always been (euphemism alert) overbearing.
Pruitt, 49, sees himself as a champion of states' rights, pressing to diminish the intrusive authority of an overbearing federal agency.
Gates’ formula stresses peppery spiciness and avoids overbearing sweetness.
Return control to local governments and end the overbearing control of unions.
His father has a reputation for being overbearing and bombastic. 2.
A producer (Briga Heelan) who works at a cable news show suddenly finds her loving, kooky and often overbearing mother (Andrea Martin) hired as an intern.
De La Haye has a dilemma, one caused by the NCAA's overbearing presence and anachronistic thinking.
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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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