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synonyms for bossy

  • imperious
  • overbearing
  • pushy
  • authoritarian
  • commanding
  • controlling
  • despotic
  • dictatorial
  • high-handed
  • iron-handed
  • oppressive
  • overpowering
  • strict
  • tyrannical
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antonyms for bossy

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  • modest
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How to use bossy in a sentence

Granted, they had some hiccups in the eight weeks — she could be interpreted as “bossy” at times and he allowed himself to get in quite the mood when he felt embarrassed — they were all in and genuinely in love.
VINCENT AND BRIANA OF ‘MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT’ EXPLAIN THE PERKS OF MARRYING A STRANGER AND FINDING LOVE ON TVVICTORIA UWUMAROGIEJUNE 17, 2021ESSENCE.COM
Women often are mischaracterized as over-opinionated or bossy, but Debbie saw my ideas as just that — as creativity, and as ideas, and as passion.
THE ASTONISHING UBIQUITY OF DEBBIE ALLENASHLEY FETTERSMAY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I realized just how bossy I am as a parent, when my daughter and I visited Hadzabe families in Tanzania.
I WAS CONSTANTLY ARGUING WITH MY CHILD. THEN I LEARNED THE “TEAM” METHOD OF CALMER PARENTINGMICHAELEEN DOUCLEFFMARCH 6, 2021TIME
Yet, if she leans the other way, conforming to more “masculine” traits, like toughness or assertiveness, she is likely to be seen as abrasive, bossy—or worse.
DO FEMALE POLITICIANS FACE A ‘MOTHERHOOD BIND’?KRISTENLBELLSTROMOCTOBER 16, 2020FORTUNE
We are getting on very well, though I think Joanna is too bossy, and mammy is nearly as bad.
THE STORY OF THE BIG FRONT DOORMARY FINLEY LEONARD
Mac stayed on guard at the fence while I took our potato pail and went over to make the acquaintance of Bossy.
INTO THE JAWS OF DEATHJACK O'BRIEN
Bossy attained considerable reputation, and ended his days with a fair competence.
THE DOCTOR IN HISTORY, LITERATURE, FOLK-LORE, ETC.VARIOUS
If I was a little girl about your age, I never should get tired of looking at that speckled bossy out in the barn.
AUNT MADGE'S STORYSOPHIE MAY
I almost wished she had to be fastened into the stall a while, just to see if she wouldn't get tired of that speckled bossy.
AUNT MADGE'S STORYSOPHIE MAY
Vermilion-finned and with eyes of bossy gold, the tunnies went by in shoals, but he heeded them not.
A HOUSE OF POMEGRANATESOSCAR WILDE
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WORDS RELATED TO BOSSY

  • absolute
  • autocratic
  • bossy
  • despotic
  • dogmatic
  • domineering
  • downright
  • flat out
  • high-handed
  • imperious
  • magisterial
  • monocratic
  • no ifs ands or buts
  • no joke
  • overbearing
  • peremptory
  • straight out
  • summary
  • tyrannical
  • tyrannous
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