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bossy

1. in dog conformation, used to describe overdevelopment of the shoulder muscles.
2. vernacular pet name for a cow.
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Since the wonderful actress playing Eka is almost 90 and avoids easy sentimentality by emphasizing the bossiness of her character, the movie's ending becomes an amazing combination of determination, humor and courage.
Professor Valian notes that "[b]ecause all concerned are unaware of the extent to which they are affected by the woman's gender, they will attribute their reaction to the woman's lesser ability, or to her bossiness.
This bossiness is a way of testing how much power he really has.
The dots make our relationship to what we see more provisional and active, and at times transmit a selective bossiness, directing attention to details we thought had no importance.
First of all, there were his endless special needs, which have always been off the charts even in a culture as steeped in perks and free-floating bossiness as the Hollywood media.
Teachers of H students observed that participation in group settings was associated with bossiness, high sociability, nontask-oriented, or overexcitedness (e.
The therapist would then observe the child response to determine whether bossiness decreases and asking nicely increases with this particular set of contingencies.
Waggoner and Palermo (1990) challenged the conclusion that young children do not comprehend psychological metaphors, stating that some descriptions of personality traits, such as bossiness and generosity, "may be too abstract for young children to understand at the ages tested" (p.
who overcame Cleage's suspicions of monogamy to craft a love relationship that has them spending plenty of quality time together running a community theater yet gives them both ample space apart, to the more rigid and traditional pairing of boxing champion Charles Brewer and wife Sophia, who still struggle with communicating and overcoming Sophia's bossiness.
Social: aggressiveness, rudeness, hostility, bossiness
Contemporary fables that reflect the bossiness, sneakiness and silliness of our everyday lives from the authors of The Stinky Cheese Man.
The result is a heady mix, with a verbal complexity that suggests weighty subject matter but an uncertain tone that vacillates at times between judiciousness and downright bossiness.