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Definition of "overbearing" []

  • Domineering in manner; arrogant: an overbearing person. See Synonyms at dictatorial. (adjective)
  • Overwhelming in power or significance; predominant. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "overbearing" in a sentence
  • "Perry, who caused a stir in 2009 when he openly pondered his state's secession from the United States, was sharply critical of what he called an overbearing federal government."
  • "However, call her overbearing and annoying, her “Ghetto” origins or lack thereof dont appear to have any bearing."
  • "She was also known as the overbearing mother Ida Morgenstern on the 1970s comedy series Rhoda, Nancy Walker was an established stage performer for decades before making it in television."