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Overbearing vs. Overwhelming

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Overbearingadjective

Overly bossy, domineering, or arrogant.

Overwhelmingadjective

Overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong.

Overbearingadjective

Overpowering; subduing; repressing.

Overwhelmingadjective

Very great or intense.

Overbearingadjective

Aggressively haughty; arrogant; domineering; tyrannical; dictatorial; insolent.

Overwhelmingadjective

Extreme.

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Overbearingadjective

expecting unquestioning obedience;

‘he was imperious and dictatorial’; ‘the timid child of authoritarian parents’; ‘insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter’;

Overwhelmingnoun

A situation of being overwhelmed.

Overbearingadjective

unpleasantly overpowering

‘an overbearing, ill-tempered brute’;

Overwhelmingadjective

Overpowering; irresistible.

Overwhelmingadjective

so strong as to be irresistible;

‘an overpowering need for solitude’; ‘the temptation to despair may become overwhelming’; ‘an overwhelming majority’;

Overwhelmingadjective

very intense;

‘politics is his consuming passion’; ‘overwhelming joy’;

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