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synonyms for hectoring

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

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

Such a person is usually hectoring towards his inferiors and servile to those above him.
THE GREAT MOGULLOUIS TRACY
I choose between a man of courtesy and a silly, hectoring boy.
LOCHINVARS. R. CROCKETT
But there was that in the hectoring tone of Gilbert Scarlett which he did not like.
THE YOUNG CONTINENTALS AT BUNKER HILLJOHN T. MCINTYRE
He had been sternly prohibited from "hectoring" the little maid, and the prohibition sat heavily upon him.
THE BRASS BOUND BOXEVELYN RAYMOND
He hath a loud and hectoring voice; he assumes, to suit his own purposes, the possession of learning and piety.
THE LADY OF LYNNWALTER BESANT
As for you'—he turned hectoring to the proud girl—'As for you, mistress, keep the house.
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF RICHARD YEA-AND-NAYMAURICE HEWLETT
And I'll take down that hectoring Nabob, and prevent him from being made a greater fool than he is.
THE WORLD'S GREATEST BOOKS, VOL VIIIARTHUR MEE AND J.A. HAMMERTON, EDS.
Derby's inquiry was plainly merely a hectoring of Russell for his quick shift from the position taken a month earlier.
GREAT BRITAIN AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAREPHRAIM DOUGLASS ADAMS
There was such a contrast in his gentleness to the hectoring she had just undergone, that she yielded in spite of herself.
WOVEN WITH THE SHIPCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
Spoken against bullies who kept a great hectoring, and yet, when put to it, tamely pocket an affront--(Kelly).
REMINISCENCES OF SCOTTISH LIFE AND CHARACTEREDWARD BANNERMAN RAMSAY
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WORDS RELATED TO HECTORING

  • blustering
  • despotic
  • hectoring
  • imperious
  • swaggering
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