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Synonyms for overbearing
ˌoʊ vərˈbɛər ɪŋover·bear·ing

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  1. overbearingadjective

    Synonyms:
    dominant, haughty, dictatorial, demanding, high-handed

  2. overbearingadjective

    Overly bossy, domineering, or arrogant.

    Synonyms:
    haughty, high-handed, dominant, demanding, dictatorial

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. overbearing

    In the strict sense, absolute, free from all limitation or control, and supreme, superior to all, can not properly be said of any being except the divine. Both words are used, however, in a modified sense, of human authorities; absolute then signifying free from limitation by other authority, and supreme exalted over all other; as, an absolute monarch, the supreme court. Absolute, in this use, does not necessarily carry any unfavorable sense, but as absolute power in human hands is always abused, the unfavorable meaning predominates. Autocratic power knows no limits outside the ruler's self; arbitrary power, none outside the ruler's will or judgment, arbitrary carrying the implication of wilfulness and capriciousness. Despotic is commonly applied to a masterful or severe use of power, which is expressed more decidedly by tyrannical. Arbitrary may be used in a good sense; as, the pronunciation of proper names is arbitrary; but the bad sense is the prevailing one; as, an arbitrary proceeding. Irresponsible power is not necessarily bad, but eminently dangerous; an executor or trustee should not be irresponsible; an irresponsible ruler is likely to be tyrannical. A perfect ruler might be irresponsible and not tyrannical. Authoritative is used always in a good sense, implying the right to claim authority; imperative, peremptory, and positive are used ordinarily in the good sense; as, an authoritative definition; an imperative demand; a peremptory command; positive instructions; imperious signifies assuming and determined to command, rigorously requiring obedience. An imperious demand or requirement may have in it nothing offensive; it is simply one that resolutely insists upon compliance, and will not brook refusal; an arrogant demand is offensive by its tone of superiority, an arbitrary demand by its unreasonableness; an imperious disposition is liable to become arbitrary and arrogant. A person of an independent spirit is inclined to resent an imperious manner in any one, especially in one whose superiority is not clearly recognized. Commanding is always used in a good sense; as, a commanding appearance; a commanding eminence. Compare DOGMATIC; INFINITE; PERFECT.

    Synonyms:
    absolute, arbitrary, arrogant, authoritative, autocratic, coercive, commanding, compulsive, compulsory, controlling, despotic, dictatorial, dogmatic, domineering, exacting, haughty, imperative, imperious, irresponsible, lordly, peremptory, positive, supreme, tyrannical, unconditional, unequivocal

    Antonyms:
    accountable, complaisant, compliant, conditional, constitutional, contingent, docile, ductile, gentle, humble, lenient, limited, lowly, meek, mild, responsible, submissive, yielding

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. overbearing

    Synonyms:
    bullying, domineering

Princeton's WordNet

  1. authoritarian, dictatorial, overbearingadjective

    expecting unquestioning obedience

    "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"

    Synonyms:
    tyrannical, sniffy, haughty, despotic, lordly, autocratic, authoritarian, prideful, dictatorial, imperious, swaggering, supercilious, disdainful, tyrannic

    Antonyms:
    humble, submissive

  2. disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggeringadjective

    having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

    "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

    Synonyms:
    swashbuckling, disdainful, jubilant, exulting, authoritarian, triumphal, contemptuous, triumphant, imperious, sniffy, insulting, prideful, exultant, supercilious, rejoicing, haughty, grand, scornful, august, lordly, sneering, swaggering, snide, dictatorial

    Antonyms:
    submissive, humble

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. overbearingadjective

    Synonyms:
    overpowering, oppressive

  2. overbearingadjective

    Synonyms:
    imperious, domineering, dictatorial, supercilious, lordly, haughty, arrogant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. overbearingadjective

    Synonyms:
    haughty, arrogant, dictatorial, magisterial, lordly, dogmatical, supercilious, imperious, cavalier, overweening

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "overbearing":

    high-handed, domineering, hegemonic, arrogant, aggressive

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How to use overbearing in a sentence?

  1. Nic Antaya/Getty Images:

    I know Green Bay Packers's a lot to take on. He's got a lot to think about, i don't want to be overbearing and tell him every day how much we love him and how much we want him back.

  2. Dove Cameron:

    I have a lot of affection to get, and sometimes I'm a little overbearing

  3. Kathy Crispino:

    I do think that other people think that I'm just an overbearing mother, especially with my son-in-law. And, you know, we go back and forth and we banter a lot but at the end of the day, I loved him like crazy and he loves me, and we have a great relationship. I'd do anything for him. And the same thing with Christina. You know, I know it seems like I'm really overbearing, but I don't know, maybe it's just that they're used to it and it's not a problem.

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    I think any rational Jewish person didn't like what happened in Nazi Germany any rational Jewish person doesn't like what's happening with overbearing mask mandates and overbearing vaccine policies.


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