Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb domineer

1 sense of domineer

Sense 1
tyrannize, tyrannise, domineer -- (rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner; "her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her")
       => strong-arm, bully, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push around -- (be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young")

Antonyms of adj domineering

1 sense of domineering

Sense 1
domineering (vs. submissive) -- (tending to domineer)

submissive (vs. domineering) -- (inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people")
        => abject -- (showing humiliation or submissiveness; "an abject apology")
        => bowed, bowing -- (showing an excessively deferential manner)
        => meek, spiritless -- (evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant; "compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others"; "a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott; "she looked meek but had the heart of a lion"; "was submissive and subservient")
        => cringing, groveling, grovelling, wormlike, wormy -- (totally submissive)
        => dominated, henpecked -- (harassed by persistent nagging)

Similarity of adj domineering

1 sense of domineering

Sense 1
domineering (vs. submissive) -- (tending to domineer)
       => authoritarian, dictatorial, overbearing -- (expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter")
       => autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory -- (offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner")
       => blustery, bullying -- (noisily domineering; tending to browbeat others)
       => cavalier, high-handed -- (given to haughty disregard of others)
       => heavy-handed, roughshod -- (unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition")
       => oppressive, tyrannical, tyrannous -- (marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior; "the oppressive government"; "oppressive laws"; "a tyrannical parent"; "tyrannous disregard of human rights")
          Also See-> immodest#1

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