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3 definitions found
 for overbearing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overbearing \O`ver*bear"ing\, a.
     1. Overpowering; subduing; repressing. --I. Watts.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Aggressively haughty; arrogant; domineering; tyrannical;
        dictatorial; insolent.
        [1913 Webster] --{O`ver*bear"ing*ly, adv. --
        O`ver*bear"ing*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  overbearing
      adj 1: expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of
             authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing
             behavior toward the waiter" [syn: authoritarian,
             dictatorial, overbearing]
      2: having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of
         those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful
         of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty
         aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked
         with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of
         etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious
         air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer [syn:
         disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly,
         overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious,
         swaggering]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "overbearing":
     absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, arbitrary, aristocratic,
     arrogant, ascendant, assertive, authoritarian, authoritative,
     autocratic, big, bossy, bullying, cavalier, condescending,
     despotic, dictatorial, disdainful, dogmatic, domineering, feudal,
     grinding, haughty, high and mighty, high-and-mighty, high-faluting,
     high-flown, high-handed, high-headed, high-nosed, highfalutin,
     hoity-toity, imperative, imperial, imperious, insolent, lofty,
     lordly, magisterial, magistral, master, masterful, monocratic,
     officious, oppressive, overruling, overweening, paramount,
     patronizing, peremptory, predominant, predominate, preponderant,
     pretentious, prevalent, proud, purse-proud, pushy, regnant,
     repressive, severe, snooty, snotty, sovereign, strict, stuck-up,
     supercilious, superior, suppressive, toplofty, tyrannical,
     tyrannous, uppish, uppity, upstage
  
  

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