how to pronounce overbearing


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overbearing is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of overbearing in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… or overbearing either way …”

meanings of overbearing


  1. Present participle of overbear.


  1. Overly bossy, domineering, or arrogant.

overbearing frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word overbearing occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics overbearing can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that overbearing can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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