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overbearing, dictatorial, authoritarian
adj. expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"
swaggering, supercilious, sniffy, prideful, overbearing, lordly, imperious, haughty, disdainful
adj. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

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brazen-faced, bald-faced, insolent, brazen, brassy, bodacious, barefaced, audacious
adj. unrestrained by convention or propriety; "an audacious trick to pull"; "a barefaced hypocrite"; "the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times; "bald-faced lies"; "brazen arrogance"; "the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell
tyrannic, tyrannical, despotic, dictatorial, autocratic, authoritarian
adj. characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty; "an authoritarian regime"; "autocratic government"; "despotic rulers"; "a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war"; "a tyrannical government"
overbearing, dictatorial, authoritarian
adj. expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"
high-handed, cavalier
adj. given to haughty disregard of others
masterful, imperious
adj. able to deal authoritatively with affairs; "dismissed the matter with an imperious wave of her hand"
unfriendly
adj. not disposed to friendship or friendliness; "an unfriendly coldness of manner"; "an unfriendly action to take"
dictatorial, authoritarian
adj. likened to a dictator in severity
portentous, pontifical, pompous, overblown, grandiloquent
adj. puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
snobby, snobbish, clubby, cliquish, clannish
adj. befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
proud
adj. feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"
self-important, chesty, arrogant
adj. having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride; "an arrogant official"; "arrogant claims"; "chesty as a peacock"
swaggering, supercilious, sniffy, prideful, overbearing, lordly, imperious, haughty, disdainful
adj. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
upstage, distant, aloof
adj. remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"
scornful, insulting, disdainful, contemptuous
adj. expressing extreme contempt
tumid, turgid, orotund, large, declamatory, bombastic
adj. ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"
sarcastic
adj. expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
withdrawn, reclusive, recluse
adj. withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial reclusive life"
superior
adj. of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler"
patronising, patronizing, condescending, arch
adj. (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
distant, chilly
adj. "relations were cool and polite"

Synonyms (55)

high-and-mighty, peremptory, magisterial, dominating, bossy, autocratic
adj. offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner"
bullying, blustery
adj. noisily domineering; tending to browbeat others
high-handed, cavalier
adj. given to haughty disregard of others
heavy-handed, roughshod
adj. unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"
masterful, imperious
adj. able to deal authoritatively with affairs; "dismissed the matter with an imperious wave of her hand"
tyrannous, tyrannical, oppressive
adj. marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior; "the oppressive government"; "oppressive laws"; "a tyrannical parent"; "tyrannous disregard of human rights"
self-important, chesty, arrogant
adj. having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride; "an arrogant official"; "arrogant claims"; "chesty as a peacock"
vainglorious, swelled, big
adj. feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride"
uppish, too big for one's breeches, stuck-up, snot-nosed, bigheaded, snotty, snooty, persnickety
adj. (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant; "a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage; "they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety"
self-aggrandising, self-aggrandizing
adj. of or relating to or characteristic of self-aggrandizement
self-respectful, self-respecting, dignified
adj. having or showing self-esteem
swollen-headed, self-conceited, vain, swollen, egotistical, egotistic, conceited
adj. characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; "a conceited fool"; "an attitude of self-conceited arrogance"; "an egotistical disregard of others"; "so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty"; "growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary"; "vain about her clothes"
honoured, respected, honored, illustrious, glorious
adj. having or worthy of pride; "redoubtable scholar of the Renaissance"; "born of a redoubtable family"
gratifying
adj. occasioning pride; "a gratifying (or proud) achievement"
house-proud
adj. proud of your house or its furnishings or upkeep
overproud
adj. excessively proud
proud of, pleased
adj. feeling pleasurable satisfaction over something by which you measures your self-worth; "proud of their child"
purse-proud
adj. proud or arrogant because of your wealth (especially in the absence of other distinction)
shabby-genteel
adj. trying to maintain dignity and self respect despite shabbiness

Antonyms (9)

henpecked, dominated
adj. harassed by persistent nagging
unhopeful, abject
adj. showing utter resignation or hopelessness; "abject surrender"
humble
adj. marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski
deferential, submissive
adj. inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"
deferential, submissive
adj. inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"

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