View definitions for browbeating


noun as in coercion

noun as in intimidation

noun as in war of nerves

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Example Sentences

The thing that I got clear on very early on was, you’re not going to browbeat or moralize your way to this issue.

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During a meeting, Lindstrom yelled at his colleagues for going around him and browbeating his people, according to an official who was present.

Instead, they till a middle ground, choosing to teach by example rather than by browbeating.

The Watertown men must soon have recovered from the browbeating he had given them.

Where the South cannot effect her object by browbeating, she wheedles.

No wonder he thought them a lot of savages, browbeating their hostess the way they did.

Together they passed down the central path, insulting the women and browbeating the men.

But you are continually scolding at her, browbeating her, and making her as uncomfortable and unhappy as you can.


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On this page you'll find 80 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to browbeating, such as: abusive, aggressive, antagonistic, bad-tempered, barbarous, and bellicose.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.