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  ( 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  
  (disapproval)   
(=bully)  
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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