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1. Domineering in manner; arrogant: an overbearing official. See Synonyms at dictatorial.
2. Overwhelming in power or significance; predominant: "Democracy is ... deranged by the overbearing influence of business and finance" (William Greider).

o′ver·bear′ing·ly adv.
o′ver·bear′ing·ness n.
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Adv.1.overbearingly - in an overbearing manner


advherrisch; so overbearingly arrogantvon einer derartig anmaßenden Arroganz
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Mansplain is a man explaining something "needlessly, overbearingly, or condescendingly, especially to a woman, in a manner thought to reveal a patronising attitude".
In fact, Indians were hand in gloves with former President Hamid Karzai, who was spiritedly berthing the Indians overbearingly powerfully in his state structure, while keeping the shrill on noisily that Pakistan was supporting the Taliban.
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If the scenic concept was overbearingly clear, the staging's dramatic focus often seemed blurred.
Rather than yesteryear's preoccupation with winning an ideological contest, Russia's motivation for today's engagements in Africa is overbearingly economic.
Drinking coffee out of a plastic cup going squishy with the heat is one bad thing, but the overbearingly sweet and horribly bitter taste of a drink which was almost unrecognisable as coffee was too extreme for my palate.
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