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controlling

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 as in demanding, domineering

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2 as in dominating, masterful

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controlling

verb
present participle of control

Synonyms & Antonyms of controlling (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression)
  • you must learn to control your temper

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2 to gain emotional or mental control of
  • he controlled himself only with the greatest difficulty in the face of his opponent's insulting remarks

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3 to exercise authority or power over
  • circumstances often control the choices we make in life

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4 to look after and make decisions about
  • during the period that she controlled the company it was highly profitable

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The first known use of controlling was in 1974

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“Controlling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/controlling. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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