domineering

[dom-uh-neer-ing]
adjective
inclined to rule arbitrarily or despotically; overbearing; tyrannical: domineering parents.

Origin:
1580–90; domineer + -ing2

domineeringly, adverb
domineeringness, noun
nondomineering, adjective
superdomineering, adjective
undomineering, adjective


arrogant; despotic, oppressive.
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domineer

[dom-uh-neer]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to rule arbitrarily or despotically; tyrannize.
2.
to tower; to tower over or above: The castle domineers the town.

Origin:
1585–95; < Dutch domineren < French dominer < Latin dominārī, equivalent to domin(us) lord + -ārī infinitive suffix

dominant, dominate, domineer (see synonym study at dominant).
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domineer (ˌdɒmɪˈnɪə)
 
vb (often foll by over)
to act with arrogance or tyranny; behave imperiously
 
[C16: from Dutch domineren, from French dominer to dominate]

domineering (ˌdɒmɪˈnɪərɪŋ)
 
adj
acting with or showing arrogance or tyranny; imperious
 
domi'neeringly
 
adv
 
domi'neeringness
 
n

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domineer
1580s, from Du. domineren "to rule," from M.Fr. dominer, from L. dominari "to rule, 'lord' it over" (see domination). Shakespeare's usage is not the earliest in English. Related: Domineering.
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Example sentences
They are forgiving and fun, yet incredibly frisky and domineering.
Written by a dog in disguise who's disgusted with domineering dog treats that
  purr, no doubt.
He identified his father as being brutal, domineering and extremely demanding
  of the other three members of the family.
They are forgiving and fun, yet incredibly agile and domineering.
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