Overbearingness
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]


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