Dominant synonyms

dŏm'ə-nənt
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Arrogant in asserting or attempting to assert one's will over others; overbearing.
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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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Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
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That rules; predominant; chief; reigning; controlling.
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Having effect or power
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Having command; controlling.
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Arrogantly domineering or overbearing.
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Expressing a command or plea; peremptory:
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Authoritative is defined as someone who knows a great deal about a certain subject and who is generally considered an expert.
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Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent.
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Of or like a despot; autocratic; tyrannical
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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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Inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self-assured.
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Aggressive is defined as bold and assertive.
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Tending to give orders to others, especially when unwarranted; domineering.
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Having or showing a tendency to submit without resistance; docile; yielding
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Inclined to use force
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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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The definition of powerful is having a lot of strength, authority or force.
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Surpassing or controlling.
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Having dominant or controlling power or influence:
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Most important or significant; main; principal
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Having control over a person or thing.
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Exhibiting or pertaining to domination.
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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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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a master or teacher; authoritative:
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Controlling all other parts of a mechanism:
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1870, Carl Schurz, George H. Thomas Eulogy
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Highest in rank, power, or authority:
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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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(Biology) Characterized by prepotency.
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Generally current; widespread:
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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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Dominant, holding sway; holding particular power or influence. [from 17th c.]
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Power assigned to another; authorization:
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The small scrum in the Eton College field game.
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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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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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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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Supremacy is domination or superiority or in control of all others.
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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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To make timid; fill with fear:
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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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superior, controlling
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(Not comparable) Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
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Relating to the form of a gene that is not expressed as a trait in an individual unless two such genes are inherited, one from each parent. In an organism having two different genes for a trait, the recessive form is overpowered by its counterpart, or dominant, form located on the other of a pair of chromosomes. In humans, lack of dimples is a recessive trait, while the presence of dimples is dominant.
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Currently ruling or holding a position.
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Acting or capable of acting as a master or leader, especially in being domineering or imperious:
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Greatest in importance, degree, significance, character, or achievement.
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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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The action of inheriting something:
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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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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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(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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Alternative spelling of ascendancy.
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