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overbearing

[oh-ver-bair-ing] /ˌoʊ vərˈbɛər ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
domineering; dictatorial; haughtily or rudely arrogant.
2.
of overwhelming or critical importance.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; overbear + -ing2
Related forms
overbearingly, adverb
overbearingness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overbearingly

overbearing

/ˌəʊvəˈbɛərɪŋ/
adjective
1.
domineering or dictatorial in manner or action
2.
of particular or overriding importance or significance
Derived Forms
overbearingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for overbearingly

overbearing

adj.

figurative present participle adjective from overbear (v.) in its sense "to bear down."

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