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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

antonyms for domineering

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

So, if resources are hard to defend, that guards against domineering inequality.
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For so many seasons, the loudest, most domineering chefs always seemed to run the kitchen with an iron fist during Restaurant Wars.
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Elizabeth, a housewife and mother of six, had simply stood up to her domineering husband.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The next moment his arms had snatched her up and she was looking up into his steady domineering eyes.
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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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