hectoring meaning, hectoring definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( hectors    3rd person present)   ( hectoring          present participle)   ( hectored    past tense & past participle  ) If you say that someone is hectoring you, you do not like the way they are trying to make you do something by bothering you and talking to you aggressively.      verb  
I suppose you'll hector me until I phone him.      V n  
   hectoring             adj   usu ADJ n   (=bullying)  
In a loud, hectoring tone, Alan told us that he wasn't going to waste time discussing nonsense.     
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hector, hectic, hearing, heating

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