(adjective, verb)


1. most powerful or important or influential

- D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe

Similar word(s): dominant, ascendant, ascendent

2. used of a height or viewpoint

- looked up at the castle dominating the countryside

Similar word(s): high, commanding, overlooking

3. offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

- a rather aggressive and dominating character

Similar word(s): domineering, autocratic, bossy, magisterial, peremptory


1. present participle of dominate