Overbearing vs Obnoxious - What's the difference?

overbearing | obnoxious |


As adjectives the difference between overbearing and obnoxious

is that overbearing is overly bossy, domineering, or arrogant while obnoxious is extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.

overbearing

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Overly bossy, domineering, or arrogant.
  • Synonyms

    * demanding, dictatorial, dominant, haughty, high-handed * See also * See also

    Derived terms

    * overbearingly

    obnoxious

    English

    Alternative forms

    * obnoctious (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.
  • He was an especially obnoxious and detestable specimen of a man.
    Throwing stones at the bus is another example of your obnoxious behaviour.
  • (archaic) exposed to harm or injury.
  • * 1661 , , page 26,
  • To begin then with his Experiment of the burning Wood, it seems to me to be obnoxious to not a few considerable Exceptions.