- The definition of domineering is someone who is overpowering or dominant.
An example of someone who is domineering is a mother-in-law who tries to control the wedding of her only son.
arrogant; overbearing; tyrannical
Arrogant in asserting or attempting to assert one's will over others; overbearing. See Synonyms at dictatorial.
- Present participle of domineer.
(comparative more domineering, superlative most domineering)