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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
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advherrisch; so overbearingly arrogantvon einer derartig anmaßenden Arroganz
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