Definition for dominant

adjective as in main, primary

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Example Sentences

For all that we may wish it to be, “dating” simply is not the dominant romantic culture here.

Many young women in the BDSM subculture find their way into a dominant role, whether coming from a submissive standpoint or not.

The sharply tailored blazer and weighty jewelry that cling to her body hints at the dominant personality she possesses.

During these encounters, bigger, more dominant grizzlies sometimes kill younger bears (and unwary humans).

Jarrett is the first person to fully inhabit this newly dominant role.

Those in whom the impulse is strong and dominant are perhaps those who in later years make the good society actors.

It was not a languid, speculative, preference of one theory of government to another, but a fierce and dominant passion.

Lacedaemon consequently continued to be dominant in Greece till other states began to employ regular troops.

But the dominant party, elated by the victory which they had gained over their adversaries, were encouraged to fresh extortions.

Wherever there is arbitrary rule, there must be necessity, on the part of the dominant classes, superiority be assumed.


On this page you'll find 143 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dominant, such as: assertive, commanding, effective, leading, main, and powerful.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.