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domineering

adjective uk   /ˌdɒm.ɪˈnɪə.rɪŋ/ us    /ˌdɑː.məˈnɪr.ɪŋ/ disapproving
trying to control other people without thinking about their feelings: I thought he was arrogant and domineering.
Translations of “domineering”
in Spanish dominador…
in French dominateur…
in German tyrannisch…
in Chinese (Traditional) 控制慾強的,極慾控制他人的…
in Russian деспотический, властный…
in Turkish hükmedici, otoriter, despotça davranan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 控制欲强的,极欲控制他人的…
in Polish apodyktyczny…
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