bully-ing

 strutting. Kent.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • dom´i|neer´ing|ness — dom|i|neer|ing «DOM uh NIHR ihng», adjective. inclined to dominate; arrogant; overbearing: »A bully has a domineering attitude. SYNONYM(S): tyrannical, despotic, authoritarian. –dom´i|neer´ing|ly, adverb. –dom´i|neer´ing|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

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