adjective someone who is domineering tries to control other people without considering how they feel or what they want: a domineering mother — domineer verb (I)

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  • Domineering — Dom i*neer ing, a. Ruling arrogantly; overbearing. [1913 Webster] A violent, brutal, domineering old reprobate. Blackw. Mag. Syn: Haughty; overbearing; lordly. See {Imperious}. {Dom i*neer ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • domineering — index brutal, dictatorial, dogmatic, influential, peremptory (imperative), presumptuous, severe …   Law dictionary

  • domineering — *masterful, imperious, imperative, peremptory Analogous words: arrogant, overbearing, lordly, insolent (see PROUD): magisterial, *dictatorial Antonyms: subservient Contrasted words: obsequious, servile (see SUBSERVIENT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • domineering — [adj] oppressive, authoritarian arrogant, autocratic, bossy, coercive, crack the whip*, despotic, dictatorial, egotistic, highhanded, imperative, imperial, imperious, in driver’s seat*, insolent, iron handed*, on high horse*, overbearing,… …   New thesaurus

  • domineering — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ arrogant and overbearing. ORIGIN from Dutch dominieren, from Latin dominari rule, govern …   English terms dictionary

  • domineering — [däm΄ə nir′iŋ] adj. arrogant; overbearing; tyrannical SYN. MASTERFUL domineeringly adv …   English World dictionary

  • Domineering — You may also be searching for Domination. This article is about the partisan game of Domineering. For the impartial version of the game, see Cram (games). Domineering (also called Stop Gate or Crosscram) is a mathematical game played on a sheet… …   Wikipedia

  • domineering — [[t]dɒ̱mɪnɪ͟ərɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone is domineering, you disapprove of them because you feel that they try to control other people without any consideration for their feelings or opinions. Mick was stubborn and… …   English dictionary

  • domineering — dom|i|neer|ing [ˌdɔmıˈnıərıŋ US ˌda:mıˈnır ] adj someone who is domineering tries to control other people without considering their feelings or ideas used to show disapproval ▪ a domineering mother >domineer v [I] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Domineering — Domineer Dom i*neer , v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. {Domineered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Domineering}.] [F. dominer, L. dominari: cf. OD. domineren to feast luxuriously. See {Dominate}, v. t.] To rule with insolence or arbitrary sway; to play the master; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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