Browbeating
Browbeating Brow"beat`ing, n. The act of bearing down, abashing, or disconcerting, with stern looks, supercilious manners, or confident assertions. [1913 Webster]

The imperious browbeatings and scorn of great men. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]


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  • Browbeating — Browbeat Brow beat , v. t. [imp. {Browbeat}; p. p. {Browbeaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Browbeating}.] To depress or bear down with haughty, stern looks, or with arrogant speech and dogmatic assertions; to abash or disconcert by impudent or abusive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • browbeating — brow·beat || braÊŠbiːt v. intimidate, bully, frighten with strong words and looks …   English contemporary dictionary

  • browbeating — browˈbeating noun • • • Main Entry: ↑brow …   Useful english dictionary

  • bully — I. noun (plural bullies) Etymology: probably from Middle Dutch boele lover; akin to Middle Low German bōle lover, Middle High German buole Date: 1538 1. archaic a. sweetheart b. a fine chap 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Brave — Brave, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Braved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Braving}.] 1. To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare. [1913 Webster] These I can brave, but those I can not bear. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To adorn; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Braved — Brave Brave, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Braved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Braving}.] 1. To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare. [1913 Webster] These I can brave, but those I can not bear. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Braving — Brave Brave, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Braved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Braving}.] 1. To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare. [1913 Webster] These I can brave, but those I can not bear. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Browbeat — Brow beat , v. t. [imp. {Browbeat}; p. p. {Browbeaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Browbeating}.] To depress or bear down with haughty, stern looks, or with arrogant speech and dogmatic assertions; to abash or disconcert by impudent or abusive words or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Browbeat — Brow beat , v. t. [imp. {Browbeat}; p. p. {Browbeaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Browbeating}.] To depress or bear down with haughty, stern looks, or with arrogant speech and dogmatic assertions; to abash or disconcert by impudent or abusive words or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Browbeaten — Browbeat Brow beat , v. t. [imp. {Browbeat}; p. p. {Browbeaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Browbeating}.] To depress or bear down with haughty, stern looks, or with arrogant speech and dogmatic assertions; to abash or disconcert by impudent or abusive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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