Examples of domineering in a Sentence
the younger children in the family were controlled by a domineering older sister
Recent Examples of domineering from the Web
Pose brings this to life as Blanca Evangelista (MJ Rodriguez) splits off from her domineering and imperious mother, Elektra Abundance (Dominique Jackson), to form her own house.
This is the sublime, but in Aldred’s hands its not a domineering sublimity that seeks to own the landscape, to assert the ubiquity of the human soul.
Frustration with the mandates of Brussels and the domineering role played by Germany abounds in many corners of Europe.
Oerd's animation depicts Yutar as a patrician, domineering figure who towers menacingly over the shrunken defendants.
Before long her own dubious traumas begin to surface, in ways that begin to make even Hilary's domineering behavior seem justified.
McGee, who made similar claims about harsh and domineering rules, said women who live with the singer are required to call him Daddy.
Signed on the basis of being a domineering, powerful midfield, Bakayoko has failed to deliver since moving to Stamford Bridge - and has often been singled out by the club's fans for his woeful performances.
Maguire has excelled for the Foxes this season, and is likely to be a regular starter for England at the World Cup this summer having impressed Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate with his domineering performances for club and country.
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To be domineering is to behave like a lord. (The word lordly doesn't express quite the same thing.) Someone who tells you what you can wear or what friends you can spend time with could be called domineering; so could someone who always decides what you're going to do with your free time. Those of us who grow up with a domineering parent usually flee as soon as we're old enough.
arrogant, assumptive, disdainful, fastuous, haughty, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-and-mighty, high-hat, huffy, important, lofty, lordly, overweening, presuming, presumptuous, pretentious, proud, self-asserting, supercilious, superior, toplofty (also toploftical), uppish, uppity;
Synonym Discussion of domineering
- her masterful personality soon dominated the movement
- children controlled by domineering parents
- an imperious executive used to getting his own way
- given a peremptory dismissal
- an imperative appeal for assistance
DOMINEERING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of domineering for English Language Learners
: tending too often to tell people what to do : often trying to control the behavior of others
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