Dictionary Results for overbearing


1. overbear - verb

· overcome; "overbear criticism, protest, or arguments"

Hypernym(s): dominate




2. overbear - verb

· bear too much

Hypernym(s): bear, turn_out




3. overbear - verb

· contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery

Synonym(s): bear_down

Hypernym(s): compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press




4. overbearing - adjective

· expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"

Synonym(s): authoritarian, dictatorial




5. overbearing - adjective

· 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

Synonym(s): disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering





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