Examples of domineering in a Sentence
the younger children in the family were controlled by a domineering older sister
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Maria herself would rise to become one of the most powerful empresses in the world through the diligent direction of her domineering mother.
Britain suffers from an over-mighty executive; Italy from chronically weak government; Israel from small, domineering factions.
So LeBron James finally leaves the NBA East and there is relieved cheering and merriment across the conference, like when the Munchkins of Oz were finally rid of the scourge of the domineering Wicked Witch.
Blessed with a natural eye for goal and a domineering presence in the penalty area, Lewandowksi has proved a nightmare for opposition defenders across Europe.
Toni Collette stars as Annie Graham, an acclaimed sculptor who’s still recovering from the death of her domineering mother when her family suffers more tragedy.
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.
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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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