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domineering

[ dom-uh-neer-ing ]
/ ˌdɒm əˈnɪər ɪŋ /
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adjective

inclined to rule arbitrarily or despotically; overbearing; tyrannical: domineering parents.

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Origin of domineering

First recorded in 1580–90; domineer + -ing2

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British Dictionary definitions for domineering

domineering
/ (ˌdɒmɪˈnɪərɪŋ) /

adjective

acting with or showing arrogance or tyranny; imperious

Derived forms of domineering

domineeringly, adverbdomineeringness, noun
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