Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ascendant

2 senses of ascendant

Sense 1
ascendant, ascendent -- (position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant")
       => dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control -- (the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her")

Sense 2
ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root -- (someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent))
       => relative, relation -- (a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey")

Antonyms of adj ascendant

2 senses of ascendant

Sense 1
ascendant, ascendent, ascensive -- (tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin)

INDIRECT (VIA ascending) -> descending -- (coming down or downward)

Sense 2
ascendant, ascendent, dominating -- (most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe")

INDIRECT (VIA dominant) -> subordinate, low-level -- (lower in rank or importance)

Similarity of adj ascendant

2 senses of ascendant

Sense 1
ascendant, ascendent, ascensive -- (tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin)
       => ascending (prenominal) (vs. descending) -- (moving or going or growing upward; "the ascending plane"; "the ascending staircase"; "the ascending stems of chickweed")

Sense 2
ascendant, ascendent, dominating -- (most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe")
       => dominant (vs. subordinate) -- (exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage")

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