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 Dictionary entry overview: What does overbearing mean? 

OVERBEARING (adjective)
  The adjective OVERBEARING has 1 sense:

1. expecting unquestioning obedience

  Familiarity information: OVERBEARING used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OVERBEARING (adjective)

Sense 1overbearing [BACK TO TOP]


Expecting unquestioning obedience


overbearing; authoritarian; dictatorial

Context examples:

he was imperious and dictatorial / the timid child of authoritarian parents / insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter


domineering (tending to domineer)

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