from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending to domineer; overbearing.

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  • v. Present participle of domineer.
  • adj. overbearing, dictatorial or authoritarian

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Ruling arrogantly; overbearing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Overbearing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tending to domineer


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  • Shakespeare adapted this word into English from the Dutch verb "domineren."

    Love's Labor Lost, Act 3, Scene 1:

    "A domineering pedant o'er the boy."

    September 2, 2009