|1.||[ adjective ] most powerful or important or influential|
"the economically ascendant class" "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"
|2.||[ adjective ] used of a height or viewpoint|
"a commanding view of the ocean" "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside" "the balcony overlooking the ballroom"
|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"