browbeater


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Synonyms for browbeater

one who is habitually cruel to smaller or weaker people

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But we do not find here some doctrinaire browbeater, an opinionated hack, who wants to foist his ideas upon us.
The First Minister crumbled under a stinging attack from an unlikely browbeater - Tory leader William Hague.
The pope may be a tough old browbeater, but he is also jolly and good for a joke with those in his entourage.
'Like all browbeaters, in private he was kind, even indulgent.' Nonetheless Mauriac's book is interspersed with some famous dressings-down.
This does not imply tyrannical intentions on the part of the browbeaters: Often, people who feel a passionate certainty about the rightness of their beliefs feel strongly convicted that others should hold the same beliefs.