com·mand·ing adjective \kə-ˈman-diŋ\
: having a powerful or important quality that attracts attention, respect, etc.
: very likely to result in victory in a race, competition, etc.
: allowing you to see an area very well
: drawing attention or priority <a commanding presence>
: difficult to overcome <a commanding lead>
— com·mand·ing·ly \-diŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of COMMANDING
- He has a very commanding voice.
- She holds a commanding lead in the polls.
- Our team was in a commanding position as the game neared its end.
- The castle is in a commanding position at the top of the hill.
- The hill provides a commanding view of the surrounding countryside.
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Related to COMMANDING
- chief, head, first, foremost, high, lead, leading, preeminent, premier, presiding, primary, prime, principal, supereminent, supreme, top
- inconspicuous, unemphatic, unflamboyant, unnoticeable, unobtrusive, unremarkable, unshowy
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