Having or demonstrating a high degree of knowledge or skill
, 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
suggests the arbitrary ruling of an emperor, and connotes more haughtiness than
the imperious old dean of the college
implies the overbearing, tyrannical manner of one who openly tries to dominate another a domineering spouse
implies such strength of personality as enables one to impose one's will on others a masterful orchestral conductor
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