1. [ adjective ] most powerful or important or influential
Synonyms: ascendent ascendant

"the economically ascendant class" "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"

Related terms: dominant
2. [ adjective ] used of a height or viewpoint
Synonyms: commanding overlooking

"a commanding view of the ocean" "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside" "the balcony overlooking the ballroom"

Related terms: high
3. [ adjective ] offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
Synonyms: peremptory bossy magisterial high-and-mighty autocratic

"an autocratic person" "autocratic behavior" "a bossy way of ordering others around" "a rather aggressive and dominating character" "a swaggering peremptory manner"

Related terms: domineering
Similar spelling:   domination