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synonyms for domineering

  • arrogant
  • autocratic
  • bossy
  • dictatorial
  • imperious
  • overbearing
  • tyrannical
  • coercive
  • crack the whip
  • despotic
  • egotistic
  • high-handed
  • imperative
  • imperial
  • in driver's seat
  • insolent
  • iron-handed
  • on high horse
  • peremptory
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antonyms for domineering

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  • democratic
  • humble
  • servile
  • submissive
  • surrendering
  • yielding
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How to use domineering in a sentence

Both stereotypes of her as either a dutiful or domineering wife failed to see how she had struggled all her life to forge her own identity as a wife and mother but above all as herself, Ethel.
HOW TODAY’S WORLD CAN HELP US SEE THAT THERE’S MORE TO THE ETHEL ROSENBERG STORYANNE SEBBAJUNE 9, 2021TIME
Their next ruse becomes fabricating a resume that gets Estella hired at a department store and, eventually, legitimate work for the domineering designer Baroness, who is impressed by her keen eye.
COUNTERPOINT: DISNEY’S GIRLBOSS ‘CRUELLA’ ACTUALLY RULESKEVIN FALLONMAY 28, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Magufuli, who was trained as a chemist and once was a teacher, served as Tanzania’s minister of public works from 2005 to 2015, earning the nickname “the Bulldozer” as much for his blunt, domineering manner as for his building projects.
JOHN MAGUFULI, TANZANIAN PRESIDENT ELECTED AS AN AGENT OF REFORM, DIES AT 61MATT SCHUDELMARCH 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
With this laser sharp view into consumers’ wallets, imagine how much more valuable and domineering Google’s advertising platform will become.
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All three of these domineering, self-centered writers regularly behaved monstrously to others, sometimes unforgivably so.
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His eyes had retreated deeper into the sockets, and his thick lips, once so firm and domineering, were loose and flabby.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
The next moment his arms had snatched her up and she was looking up into his steady domineering eyes.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
Only an abiding sense of humour kept him sometimes from being domineering.
FROM PLACE TO PLACEIRVIN S. COBB
I gave you credit for domineering and prejudice, now I see it is malignity.'
THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFECHARLOTTE M. YONGE
The other, a middle-aged, domineering man with a powerful face, looked angrily at me as I handed him my dispatch.
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WORDS RELATED TO DOMINEERING

  • assertory
  • bold
  • brassy
  • cheeky
  • cocky
  • come on
  • domineering
  • dynamic
  • energetic
  • enterprising
  • flip
  • forceful
  • fresh
  • get up and go
  • go after
  • hard sell
  • imperious
  • masterful
  • militant
  • nervy
  • pushing
  • pushy
  • sassy
  • shooting from the hip
  • smart
  • smart alecky
  • strenuous
  • tough
  • vigorous
  • zealous
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