Dominant Synonyms and Antonyms

dŏm'ə-nənt

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Synonyms for Dominant

Aggressive is defined as bold and assertive.
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Arrogantly domineering or overbearing.
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Arrogant in asserting or attempting to assert one's will over others; overbearing.
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Acting or capable of acting as a master or leader, especially in being domineering or imperious:
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Supremacy is domination or superiority or in control of all others.
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Tending to give orders to others, especially when unwarranted; domineering.
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Standing high by comparison with others, as in rank or achievement; renowned; exalted; distinguished
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The definition of foremost is something most important, highest ranking or most relevant.
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Of or pertaining to hegemony
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Having command; controlling.
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Of or like a despot; autocratic; tyrannical
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Having dominant or controlling power or influence:
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Highest in rank, power, or authority:
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Effective or potent:
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The definition of preeminent is someone who is distinguished in some way or who surpasses and exceeds the accomplishments of others.
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Having superior force, importance, or influence:
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The definition of demonstrative is someone who is prone to showing affection or emotion, or something that serves as a demonstration or as conclusive evidence and proof.
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Characterized by the obsessive need to control the actions of others
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Exhibiting or pertaining to domination.
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Of greatest power; predominant
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Currently ruling or holding a position.
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That rules; predominant; chief; reigning; controlling.
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Demonstrating authority; commanding:
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Controlling all other parts of a mechanism:
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The definition of primary is something that is the most important, among the most important, something that comes early in development or that is original and not derived from something else.
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Originally, a magistrate without colleague in republican ancient Rome, who held full executive authority for a term granted by the senate (legislature), typically to conduct a war
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(Physiology) The superior development of or preference for one side of the body or one of a pair of organs; such as being right-handed.
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Sovereignty is authority to govern a state or a state that is self governing.
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The ordination of a person to fill a station already occupied; especially, the ordination by an ecclesiastical official, during his lifetime, of his successor.
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To act aggressively towards.
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To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in:
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To gain by the use of force or coercion:
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Abundant or numerous.
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an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
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(Phonetics, dated) An imperfectly articulated sound or utterance, as characterized by Dr. James Rush (Guide to Pronunciation, 1833).
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(Music) The second tone of a diatonic scale, next above the tonic
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Expressing a command or plea; peremptory:
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Inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self-assured.
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In control; dominant; superior
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Greatest in importance, degree, significance, character, or achievement.
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Most important or significant; main; principal
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a master or teacher; authoritative:
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Power assigned to another; authorization:
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Control or power over another or others.
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Dominance of one social group over another, such that the ruling group or hegemon acquires some degree of consent from the subordinate, as opposed to dominance purely by force.
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The status of being preeminent, dominant or ascendant.
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To make timid; fill with fear:
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Less than or only partly dominant
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The third tone in a diatonic musical scale, determining the major or minor quality of the tonic chord.
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Alternative spelling of ascendancy.
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Antonyms for Dominant

Having or showing a tendency to submit without resistance; docile; yielding
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Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
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That retires
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Having or showing a consciousness of one's defects or shortcomings; not overly proud; not self-assertive; modest
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Inclined to use force
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Low or lower in quality, value, or estimation:
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(Gram.) Having the function of a noun, adjective, or adverb within a sentence
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Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation (as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Compare primary.
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Behaving, dressing, speaking, etc. in a way that is considered proper or decorous; decent
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(Not comparable) Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
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superior, controlling
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Words Related to Dominant

Having effect or power
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The definition of principal is the first or highest in importance.
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Of or pertaining to the manner of an autocrat.
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Persuasive, effective, and cogent:
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The definition of important is having great significance or consequence.
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Recessive is defined as a gene with characteristics which are not as strong as those on a dominant gene.
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The action of inheriting something:
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