Hectoring
Hector Hec"tor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hectored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hectoring}.] To treat with insolence; to threaten; to bully; hence, to torment by words; to tease; to taunt; to worry or irritate by bullying. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hector — Hec tor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hectored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hectoring}.] To treat with insolence; to threaten; to bully; hence, to torment by words; to tease; to taunt; to worry or irritate by bullying. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hectored — Hector Hec tor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hectored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hectoring}.] To treat with insolence; to threaten; to bully; hence, to torment by words; to tease; to taunt; to worry or irritate by bullying. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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