overbearing

Part of speech: adjective

Arrogant; dictatorial; crushing.

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Usage examples "overbearing":

  1. But my mother hated this harsh and overbearing king, and she would not wed with him. - "The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles", Padraic Colum.
  2. Thorhall was a big man, dark, and of gaunt appearance; rather advanced in years, overbearing in temper, of melancholy mood, silent at all times, underhand in his dealings, and withal given to abuse, and always inclined towards the worst. - "Eirik the Red's Saga", Anonymous.
  3. He had offended many others of his clergy by his overbearing manners, and more particularly by his following in the steps of Alexander, the late bishop, in claiming new and higher powers for the office of patriarch than had ever been yielded to the bishops of Alexandria before their spiritual rank had been changed into civil rank by the emperor's adoption of their religion. - "History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12)", S. Rappoport.