overbearingly
adverb see overbearing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Overbearingly — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overbearingly — See overbearing. * * * …   Universalium

  • overbearingly — adverb In an overbearing manner …   Wiktionary

  • overbearingly — adv. in an overbearing manner; domineeringly; arrogantly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overbearingly — over·bear·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • overbearingly — See: overbearing …   English dictionary

  • overbearingly — adverb in an overbearing manner • Derived from adjective: ↑overbearing …   Useful english dictionary

  • overbearingly adv — I have had too many children, said Mary overbearingly …   English expressions

  • overbearing — overbearingly, adv. overbearingness, n. /oh veuhr bair ing/, adj. 1. domineering; dictatorial; haughtily or rudely arrogant. 2. of overwhelming or critical importance. [1590 1600; OVERBEAR + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • act high and mighty — {v. phr.} To wield power; act overbearingly; order others around; look down on others. * /Paul is an inexperienced teacher and he acts high and mighty with his students./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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