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offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

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I was described as 'competently bossy' and 'bossily competent' by a male journalist and I thought 'Gosh - bossy is never used of a man'.
Then bossily told him not to make an offer on another flat, before pulling out altogether.
Filmed in the artist's studio, the dancers enact a series of sprezzatura gestures bossily choreographed by an off-camera Bronstein, whose commands are only just audible against the sound track of generically insistent electronic music.
I must admit I sometimes get cross with the weight machines that bossily tell you: "Go faster!" or "Use proper range!" but on the whole it's great.
Margaret was with me every waking moment now,''Judy admits as she records the worst chapter in Gwydir's recent history.``I was absolutely certain that she was not merely the spawn of my imagination.'' The couple were working on the gate house when Judy bossily ordered Peter to whack at the felt roof from below, while,laying her spade down, she clung to the rafters above.