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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

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hectoring

[ˈhɛktərɪŋ] adjprepotente