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adjective as in bullying

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They thanked him profusely for his public service, apologized for Republican hectoring, and complained about decorum.

You can't imagine those words being spoken by the hectoring Belfort.

Democrats' didn't get the allegiance of women by hectoring them, by saying take off that apron, GOP housewives, and join us.

McCain's debates were strings of tired GOP talking points, delivered in rather hectoring tone of voice.

Do Not Ask What Good We Do accomplishes in 300 pages what 300 hours of hectoring cable news hosts cannot.

Such a person is usually hectoring towards his inferiors and servile to those above him.

I choose between a man of courtesy and a silly, hectoring boy.

But there was that in the hectoring tone of Gilbert Scarlett which he did not like.

He had been sternly prohibited from "hectoring" the little maid, and the prohibition sat heavily upon him.

He hath a loud and hectoring voice; he assumes, to suit his own purposes, the possession of learning and piety.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hectoring, such as: imperious, blustering, swaggering, and despotic.

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