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The synonyms of “Bossy” are: autocratic, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory, domineering, overbearing, imperious, masterful, autarchic, officious, high-handed, high and mighty, authoritarian, dictatorial, strict, harsh, severe, controlling, despotic, tyrannical, draconian, oppressive, undemocratic
Bossy as an Adjective
Definitions of "Bossy" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “bossy” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Fond of giving people orders; domineering.
- Offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power.
Synonyms of "Bossy" as an adjective (24 Words)
|autarchic||Of or relating to or characterized by autarchy.|
|authoritarian||Showing a lack of concern for the wishes or opinions of others; dictatorial.|
The transition from an authoritarian to a democratic regime.
|autocratic||Relating to a ruler who has absolute power.|
The constitutional reforms threatened his autocratic power.
|controlling||Able to control or determine policy.|
A controlling interest in the firm.
|despotic||Ruled by or characteristic of a despot.|
His administration was arrogant and despotic.
|dictatorial||Expecting unquestioning obedience.|
His mother in law was somewhat dictatorial.
|dominating||Offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power.|
Looked up at the castle dominating the countryside.
|domineering||Asserting one’s will over another in an arrogant way.|
How can I do my job with a domineering boss yelling in my ear.
|draconian||Of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws.|
The Nazis destroyed the independence of the press by a series of draconian laws.
|harsh||(of a climate or conditions) difficult to survive in; hostile.|
Drenched in a harsh white neon light.
|high and mighty||Greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount.|
|high-and-mighty||Having or showing great strength or force or intensity- Bulwer-Lytton.|
|high-handed||Given to haughty disregard of others.|
|imperious||Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy.|
His imperious demands.
|magisterial||Having or showing great authority.|
A magisterial pronouncement.
|masterful||Powerful and able to control others.|
A masterful assessment of the difficulties.
|officious||Intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner.|
The security people were very officious.
|oppressive||Inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment.|
The atmosphere was oppressive.
|overbearing||Expecting unquestioning obedience.|
Insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter.
|peremptory||Offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power.|
A peremptory decree.
A severe shortage of technicians.
|strict||Characterized by strictness severity or restraint.|
A strict interpretation of the law.
|tyrannical||Marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior.|
A momentary quieting of her tyrannical appetite.
|undemocratic||Not relating or according to democratic principles.|
An undemocratic regime.
Usage Examples of "Bossy" as an adjective
- Don't be so bossy!
- A bossy way of ordering others around.
- A bossy, meddling woman.