Synonyms for (adjective) domineering

Synonyms: domineering

Definition: tending to domineer

Similar words: dictatorial, authoritarian, overbearing

Definition: expecting unquestioning obedience

Usage: the timid child of authoritarian parents; insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter


Similar words: peremptory, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, bossy, autocratic

Definition: offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

Usage: 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


Similar words: blustery, bullying

Definition: noisily domineering; tending to browbeat others


Similar words: cavalier, high-handed

Definition: given to haughty disregard of others


Similar words: heavy-handed, roughshod

Definition: unjustly domineering

Usage: incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies; a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition


Similar words: tyrannical, tyrannous, oppressive

Definition: marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior

Usage: the oppressive government; oppressive laws; a tyrannical parent; tyrannous disregard of human rights