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Words used to describe bossy and interfering people

bossy

adjective

someone who is bossy keeps telling other people what to do, in a way that annoys them

dictatorial

adjective

telling people what to do and refusing to listen to their opinions

interfering

adjective

deliberately involving yourself in other people’s lives and trying to influence the way that they behave, although you have no right to do this

overbearing

adjective

an overbearing person always tries to control other people’s behaviour and ignores their opinions and feelings

domineering

adjective

trying to control other people and make them obey you

autocratic

adjective

telling people what to do without caring what they think

nagging

adjective

frequently asking or telling someone to do something in a way that annoys them

meddlesome

adjective

involving yourself in situations that you have no right to be involved in

intrusive

adjective

becoming involved in something in a way that is not welcome

on someone’s back

always criticizing someone, or always telling them to do things

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