overbearing overbearing  /ˈoʊ vər ˈbɛ rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) expecting unquestioning obedience
  2. (adj) having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

Usage(s):

  1. But young Mayweather, who turned pro after winning a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics, soon found his father overbearing and evicted him from his house.
  2. Baptist Birch is remembered as a loner with a somewhat overbearing manner.
  3. He needs someone among the students to resist his overbearing but yet rather theatrically conventional nonconformity.

News

  1. Steve Schirripa to sign new book in Ridgewood

    Despite his tendency to be overbearing, former "Sopranos" actor Steve Schirripa wanted his daughters to know how he feels about them, so he wrote a book
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. Pakistan’s PM declares end to secret approval of US drone strikes

    In office for less than a week, Pakistan’s new prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, vented his anger Monday at two recent U.S. drone strikes, all but accusing his country’s overbearing military of lying to Pakistanis about its cooperation with the CIA to eliminate terrorism suspects in northwest tribal regions bordering Afghanistan.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

  3. Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif declares end to secret approval of U.S. drone strikes

    In office for less than a week, Pakistan?s new prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, vented his anger Monday at two recent U.S. drone strikes, all but accusing his country?s overbearing military… Click to Continue »
    on June 11, 2013     Source: McClatchy Washington Bureau

Quotes

  1. "Looking back," Morrison said, "it was a little overwhelming, the amount of coverage that we got. It was cool, but it was almost overbearing."
    on Jun 8, 2009 By: Adam Morrison Source: Denver Post

  2. "If the new US administration once and for all can set aside its overbearing nature and talk in a civilised fashion, that will be most welcome," Castro said.
    on Jul 27, 2007 By: Fidel Castro Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "We are very concerned that, in attempting to address legitimate issues about access to the Internet, the FCC has proposed basically an unimaginative and overbearing set of rules that essentially tries to retrofit a new industry into an old...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Ivan Seidenberg Source: Washington Post

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