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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of
           authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing
           behavior toward the waiter" [syn: authoritarian,
           dictatorial, overbearing]
    2: 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 [syn:
       disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly,
       overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious,

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Overbearing \O`ver*bear"ing\, a.
   1. Overpowering; subduing; repressing. --I. Watts.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Aggressively haughty; arrogant; domineering; tyrannical;
      dictatorial; insolent.
      [1913 Webster] --O`ver*bear"ing*ly, adv. --
      O`ver*bear"ing*ness, n.
      [1913 Webster]

Thesaurus Results for overbearing:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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