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overbearingness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Overbearing or arrogant character or conduct.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trait of being imperious and overbearing

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There was a certain overbearingness and - what shall I say?

    Selections from the Letters of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury to Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • As I note in my book, professor Stephen Thernstrom, who is one of the most prominent conservatives at Harvard, supported Summers but admitted that Summers is in the “top tenth of one percent of any scale measuring abrasiveness, arrogance, and overbearingness.”

    Against Larry Summers, the Friedmanite

  • Does Barack Obama really embrace “abrasiveness, arrogance, and overbearingness” as the model for his cabinet?

    Against Larry Summers, the Friedmanite

  • The strings add a treacly overbearingness to something that wasn't very fun to begin with - I know they were trying to be Queen a la "Bohemian Rhapsody", but couldn't even get close to Paul McCartney's "Back Seat of My Car" in terms of rock opera.

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  • Armed with the prestige and filled with the scornful overbearingness of the conquering nation, they have the feelings inspired by absolute power without its sense of responsibility.

    Representative Government

  • Then he said he knew I'd already been sounding men out about getting together against the king, to withstand his overbearingness and, if need be, fight.

    Time Patrolman

  • Dennitzans didn't react to overbearingness as meekly as citizens of the inner Empire were wont to.

    A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows

  • And she repeated to Edward in every possible tone that the girl did not love him; that the girl detested him for his brutality, his overbearingness, his drinking habits.

    The Good Soldier

  • "That does not change the fact that it is his overbearingness which makes your path as though you trod on nettles, -- for certainly I know it is so, though you will not say it!"

    The Ward of King Canute; a romance of the Danish conquest

  • She almost grew fond of Willis, and once suggested that the vulgarity and overbearingness of the Baroness were not quite so great as they had all supposed; but this spark of that general benevolence, which arises from particular happiness, was instantly extinguished by the rest of the family, who still looked on life through its ordinary medium.

    The Semi-Detached House

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