Definition of domineer
: to exercise arbitrary or overbearing control
: to tyrannize over
Recent Examples of domineer from the Web
The man is strong, domineering, and the lover of one of them.
One such character, the domineering Martha Farnsworth, inspired her to seek out a new collaborator in Nicole Kidman.
At 17, Adua flees Somalia – and her domineering father – chasing promises of film stardom.
What: In this Alfred Hitchcock classic, a secretary (Leigh) who is on the run for embezzling, checks into the secluded Bates Motel, whose peculiar proprietor (Perkins) is manipulated by his domineering mother.
Once again, Miss Cooper charitably intervenes — but will kindness prove enough to free the faux Major and the downtrodden Sybil from her domineering mother?
Grace Hemingway is often seen as domineering and emasculating; Ernest claimed to hate her for her sanctimonious condemnation of his early fiction, and blamed her for his father’s suicide.
The director focuses instead on racking up the tension and slowly unfolding new layers of John and Evelyn’s relationship, where the volatile John is the domineering force.
Not only do the women in the factory perform achingly repetitive movements all day, their slave driver of a supervisor (a domineering Francisco Arcila) barks orders at them to work faster, without breaks.
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Origin and Etymology of domineer
Dutch domineren, from French dominer, from Latin dominari
First Known Use: 1591See Words from the same year
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