bossy


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Synonyms for bossy

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offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

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There are a number of current plans on which Bossy is focused.
I wasn't in the courtroom to hear all the testimony, but there's no indication that the word bossy was ever actually uttered by any witness.
Surely if a girl's ambition to do whatever she wants is stifled because someone calls her a notvery-horrible thing like bossy then really, she's not cut out for it in the first place.
They were clearly using barrier labels: The nurse called the doctor "inflexible," for example, while the doctor called the nurse "bossy."
In Clara and the Bossy, Clara leads a happy, unassuming life until she meets Madison who revels from any kind of attention.
Stars of the show were the three beautiful little girls playing the bossy fairies, consigning worn and battered decorations back to the box for not being up to scratch.
Rather than analyzing "peace," Bossy's focus is on what he terms the moral tradition on medieval and early modern Europe.
In his review of several books on suburbia ("Room to Grow," February), Sam Staley contends that sprawl-and-mall suburbs are simply what people want and implies that any alternative is bound to be something bossy and over-planned like Celebration, Florida.
CLYDEBANK are keen to sign Didier Agathe's former Montpellier team-mate Fabian Bossy.
Neuman mask McCarthy dons in Bossy Burger, 1991, and the satiric tradition around Mad Magazine, even if the choice of the mask and its combination with a chef's outfit was not based on an elaborate plan but, as the artist informs us, was a spontaneous decision.
By John Bossy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
The message it conveys is that, for all the outcry that America is becoming too permissive with its children (which may well be the case), it's hardly noticed that society has become far too bossy with its adults.
Will opines from Washington, "The push for metrification does not merely reflect the government's primal urge to be a bossy nuisance." Save a syllable with metrication, the form of choice at the noun's birth in the mid 1960s.
John Bossy, an authority on Catholicism in Elizabethan England, has written an intriguing work of historical reconstruction, set mainly in England during the mid 1580s.
"Authoritative parents are not bossy," Baumrind says.