Synonyms of overbearing


1. overbear, dominate

usage: overcome; "overbear criticism, protest, or arguments"

2. overbear, bear, turn out

usage: bear too much

3. bear down, overbear, compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press

usage: contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery


1. authoritarian, dictatorial, overbearing, domineering (vs. submissive)

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

2. disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering, proud (vs. humble)

usage: 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

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Definition and meaning of overbearing (Dictionary)