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Definition of "domineering" [dom•i•neer•ing]

  • Tending to domineer; overbearing. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "domineering" in a sentence
  • "Similarly, 'to domineer' is a verb, and the word domineering comes from that."
  • "The son claimed his relationship with his mother, whom he described as domineering, was poor even before he met his wife."
  • "Even after Brotherhood youth helped oust former President Hosni Mubarak in a nearly three-week uprising in February, the 83-year-old organization has continued to operate as it always has, with what dissident members call a domineering, top-down leadership structure."