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synonyms for hectored

  • browbeat
  • irritate
  • nag
  • badger
  • bait
  • bluster
  • dominate
  • harass
  • heckle
  • intimidate
  • plague
  • ride
  • swagger
  • tease
  • torment
  • worry

antonyms for hectored

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  • assuage
  • please
  • aid
  • assist
  • encourage
  • help
  • support
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How to use hectored in a sentence

He blustered and hectored as of old—gave his days to field sports—his evenings for the most part to billiards and tobacco.
MOUNT ROYAL, VOLUME 3 OF 3MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON
Did she think she was goin' to stay there and be hectored, while he was round?
NARCISSA, OR THE ROAD TO ROMELAURA E. RICHARDS
I'm sick of being hectored by a coach who never was an oar, and a stroke who knows about as much about rowing as my grandmother.
TWO DARING YOUNG PATRIOTSW. P. SHERVILL
But I'm not going to be hectored and pressed to act hastily on a one-sided second or third hand statement.
THE HALL AND THE GRANGEARCHIBALD MARSHALL
She resented being hectored in the middle of the night by that "wizzening little stick of a man."
SHADOWS OF FLAMESAMELIE RIVES
Sophy obeyed the stern voice of Mammy Nan, from the instinct of a hectored childhood.
SHADOWS OF FLAMESAMELIE RIVES
But he is not too small to be hectored by the sparrows, and I have before now been amused at the encounter.
BIRDS IN THE BUSHBRADFORD TORREY
Monday, 20th, he was affronted by Mr. Vernon; Tuesday, he hectored him.
BRIEF LIVES (VOL. 2 OF 2)JOHN AUBREY
She would not stay with him—to be bullied and hectored and ordered about by him and his sister.
MRS. DORRIMAN, VOLUME 1 OF 3JULIE BOSVILLE CHETWYND
They were often illiterate, and they bullied and hectored the people whom they tried.
JIM DAVISJOHN MASEFIELD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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