- domineering; dictatorial; haughtily or rudely arrogant.
- of overwhelming or critical importance.
Origin of overbearing
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Related Words for overbearinglyegotistically, ostentatiously, proudly, arrogantly, boastfully, bombastically, conceitedly, disdainfully, gaudily, imperiously, insolently, overbearingly, snobbishly, spectacularly, theatrically
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Contemporary Examples of overbearingly
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Historical Examples of overbearingly
- domineering or dictatorial in manner or action
- of particular or overriding importance or significance
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Word Origin and History for overbearingly
figurative present participle adjective from overbear (v.) in its sense "to bear down."
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