hectoring

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hectoring (comparative more hectoring, superlative most hectoring)

  1. That hectors; intimidating or domineering.

Verb[edit]

hectoring

  1. Present participle of hector.

Noun[edit]

hectoring (plural hectorings)

  1. The act of one who hectors, or acts blusteringly.
    • Washington Irving
      their hectorings against an absent enemy, and their pusillanimity on his approach