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
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.
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.
Patty Ho desperately wants to be white, but her overbearing mom wants to shape her into a good Taiwanese girl.
Obama drew as much criticism for his failure to strong-arm members of Congress as some other presidents have garnered for being overbearing.
Edmonds is learning that motherhood isn’t all its cracked up to be, especially with husband Jimmy at home being an overbearing father.
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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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