Antonyms for over-bearing

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He was of an over-bearing disposition, and had a great deal of conceit.

I simply punished an over-bearing bully and my act was exaggerated.

If not proud and over-bearing he is said to carry his ballast well.

It also has the fault of over-bearing, when the fruit is often small and insipid.

After this it may bear fruit, but not too much, as a young tree so trained, is disposed to over-bearing.

Passion is of no service, you impudent, violent, over-bearing reprobate.

The warrant for their arrest was placed in the hands of Constable Bettisworth, an over-bearing, insolent officer.

Her attitude towards the States was imperious, over-bearing, and abusive.

With salutary caution they devised this clause to arrest the over-bearing temper which they knew belonged to Legislative bodies.

He was an ignorant, self-conceited, over-bearing little Irishman.