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verb as in bully

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But no one likes to spend eight hours being hectored by a political bore.

But the most impolitic thing that McChrystal himself said was that he feels hectored by Richard Holbrooke.

She mocked and hectored her husband Andy, who could hardly be blamed if he left her for her assistant.

He blustered and hectored as of old—gave his days to field sports—his evenings for the most part to billiards and tobacco.

Did she think she was goin' to stay there and be hectored, while he was round?

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.

But I'm not going to be hectored and pressed to act hastily on a one-sided second or third hand statement.

She resented being hectored in the middle of the night by that "wizzening little stick of a man."


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hectored, such as: nag, irritate, browbeat, dominate, bait, and tease.

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