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Another word for masterful

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Adjective
  1. Tending to dictate

      1. Final; conclusive; positive; incontrovertible. In a jury selection, each side is permitted a certain number of peremptory challenges for which no explanation is necessary. A peremptory trial date may be set so as to assure a speedy trial. Final; conclusive; positive; incontrovertible. In a jury selection, each side is permitted a certain number of peremptory challenges for which no explanation is necessary. A peremptory trial date may be set so as to assure a speedy trial.
      2. That cannot be denied, changed, delayed, opposed, etc., as a command
      3. Subject to no further debate or dispute; final and unassailable:
      1. Overly bossy, domineering, or arrogant.
      2. Acting in a dictatorial manner; arrogant; domineering
      3. Overwhelming in power or significance; predominant:
      1. Sedately dignified in appearance or manner:
      2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a master or teacher; authoritative:
      3. Showing or having the skill or knowledge of a master; expert
      1. Overbearing, arrogant, domineering, etc.
      2. Arrogantly domineering or overbearing.
      3. Urgent; pressing:
      1. Arrogant in asserting or attempting to assert one's will over others; overbearing.
      2. Arrogant; overbearing; tyrannical
      3. Overbearing, dictatorial or authoritarian
      1. Relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from dogma.
      2. Asserting or insisting upon ideas or principles, especially when unproven or unexamined, in an imperious or arrogant manner:
      3. Characterized by such assertion, often with an unconsidered rejection of criticism:
      1. Of or pertaining to a dictator
      2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a dictator or dictatorship; autocratic.
      3. In the manner of a dictator, usually with callous disregard for others
      1. Decorated with raised ornaments.
      2. Given to ordering others around; domineering.
      3. Tending to give orders to others, especially when unwarranted; domineering.
      1. Tending to tell other people what to do in a peremptory or arrogant manner.
      2. Characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority, as against individual freedom:
    See also:

    over

  2. Exercising authority

    See also:

    strong

    over

  3. Having or demonstrating a high degree of knowledge or skill

    See also:

    ability

Another word for masterful

Synonym Study

  • Magisterial , while not suggesting an assumption of arbitrary powers, implies an excessive use or display of such inherent powers as a magistrate might have he dismissed me with a magisterial air
  • Imperious suggests the arbitrary ruling of an emperor, and connotes more haughtiness than domineering the imperious old dean of the college
  • Domineering implies the overbearing, tyrannical manner of one who openly tries to dominate another a domineering spouse
  • Masterful implies such strength of personality as enables one to impose one's will on others a masterful orchestral conductor