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Besides keeping a check on personal biases, Aggarwal also has to battle overbearing authorities.

From Quartz

The two former athletes from the Loroupe program said they felt they were being denied opportunities and prize money, and they spoke of an atmosphere in the training camp of overbearing control.

From Time

While most users appreciate the option of super-strong ANC, some users find it overbearing.

Everything, though, is turbulent in Franklin’s adult life in “Genius,” the effect of which, the series contends, is the loss of the singer’s mother at age 6 and a loving, nurturing but also overbearing and larger-than-life father.

If you can make the content they requested the first piece of content, that creates a really seamless way of creating a quick follow-up without seeming overbearing.

Overbearing regulations prevent people from doing their jobs.

Many former employees described Masters as a demanding, overbearing micromanager who had no boundaries.

In April 1992, U.S. News and World Report, called her the “overbearing yuppie wife from hell.”

A good score adds a little something to the mix but is never overbearing.

Loud, overbearing, and unseemly, he is the very personification of the human id in a mock turtleneck and gold chain.

An insolent overbearing steward had reigned absolute monarch of the soil, during a long period of fifteen years.

In his elevation he was proud, overbearing and cruel, and the barons rose up against him, and accomplished his destruction.

The rebel soldiers became more and more insulting and overbearing.

He possessed a vigorous intellect, great energy of thought and action, overbearing-purpose, and unflinching courage.

This last comer appeared to be in a state of great excitement, and his brutal, overbearing nature was clearly in evidence.


On this page you'll find 94 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overbearing, such as: autocratic, bossy, cocky, dictatorial, high-handed, and imperious.

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