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domineering


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Domineering  \Dom`i*neer"ing\,  a. 
  Ruling  arrogantly;  overbearing. 
 
  A  violent,  brutal,  domineering  old  reprobate.  --Blackw. 
  Mag. 
 
  Syn:  Haughty;  overbearing;  lordly.  See  {Imperious}.  -- 
  {Dom`i*neer"ing*ly},  adv 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Domineer  \Dom`i*neer"\,  v.  i.  &  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Domineered}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Domineering}.]  [F.  dominer,  L.  dominari:  cf 
  OD  domineren  to  feast  luxuriously.  See  {Dominate},  v.  t.] 
  To  rule  with  insolence  or  arbitrary  sway;  to  play  the  master; 
  to  be  overbearing;  to  tyrannize;  to  bluster;  to  swell  with 
  conscious  superiority  or  haughtiness;  --  often  with  over  as 
  to  domineer  over  dependents. 
 
  Go  to  the  feast,  revel  and  domineer.  --Shak. 
 
  His  wishes  tend  abroad  to  roam,  And  hers  to  domineer  at 
  home.  --Prior. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  domineering 
  adj  :  tending  to  domineer  [ant:  {submissive}] 




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