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hec·tor

 (hĕk′tər)
n.
A bully.
v. hec·tored, hec·tor·ing, hec·tors
v.tr.
To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way.
v.intr.
To behave like a bully; swagger.

[From earlier Hector, valiant warrior, swaggerer, after Hector.]

Hec·tor

 (hĕk′tər)
n. Greek Mythology
A Trojan prince, the eldest son of Priam and Hecuba, killed by Achilles in Homer's Iliad.

[Latin Hectōr, from Greek Hektōr.]
Translations

hectoring

[ˈhektərɪŋ] ADJ [person] → lleno de bravatas; [tone, remark] → amedrentador

hectoring

[ˈhɛktərɪŋ] adj [tone] → autoritaire

hectoring

hectoring

[ˈhɛktərɪŋ] adjprepotente
References in classic literature ?
They began to put on airs, and talk about the "niggers" taking the country, saying we all ought to be killed; and, being encouraged by the journey- men, they commenced making my condition as hard as they could, by hectoring me around, and sometimes striking me.
And in consequence of this, the party on the high-screened seats in the kitchen was more numerous than usual; several personages, who would otherwise have been admitted into the parlour and enlarged the opportunity of hectoring and condescension for their betters, being content this evening to vary their enjoyment by taking their spirits-and-water where they could themselves hector and condescend in company that called for beer.
Hence it follows of necessity, that vast numbers of our people are compelled to seek their livelihood by begging, robbing, stealing, cheating, pimping, flattering, suborning, forswearing, forging, gaming, lying, fawning, hectoring, voting, scribbling, star-gazing, poisoning, whoring, canting, libelling, freethinking, and the like occupations:" every one of which terms I was at much pains to make him understand.