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Synonyms for commanding
kəˈmæn dɪŋ, -ˈmɑn-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commanding, dominating, overlooking(adj)

    used of a height or viewpoint

    "a commanding view of the ocean"; "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside"; "the balcony overlooking the ballroom"

    Synonyms:
    dominating, magisterial, high-and-mighty, ascendant, autocratic, peremptory, ascendent, bossy, overlooking

    Antonyms:
    low

Wiktionary

  1. commanding(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    imposing, bossy

  2. commanding(adjective)

    tending to give commands, authoritarian

    Synonyms:
    bossy, imposing

  3. commanding(adjective)

    impressively dominant

    A commanding structure.

    Synonyms:
    imposing, bossy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. commanding

    In the strict sense, absolute, free from all limitation or control, and supreme, superior to all, can not properly be said of any being except the divine. Both words are used, however, in a modified sense, of human authorities; absolute then signifying free from limitation by other authority, and supreme exalted over all other; as, an absolute monarch, the supreme court. Absolute, in this use, does not necessarily carry any unfavorable sense, but as absolute power in human hands is always abused, the unfavorable meaning predominates. Autocratic power knows no limits outside the ruler's self; arbitrary power, none outside the ruler's will or judgment, arbitrary carrying the implication of wilfulness and capriciousness. Despotic is commonly applied to a masterful or severe use of power, which is expressed more decidedly by tyrannical. Arbitrary may be used in a good sense; as, the pronunciation of proper names is arbitrary; but the bad sense is the prevailing one; as, an arbitrary proceeding. Irresponsible power is not necessarily bad, but eminently dangerous; an executor or trustee should not be irresponsible; an irresponsible ruler is likely to be tyrannical. A perfect ruler might be irresponsible and not tyrannical. Authoritative is used always in a good sense, implying the right to claim authority; imperative, peremptory, and positive are used ordinarily in the good sense; as, an authoritative definition; an imperative demand; a peremptory command; positive instructions; imperious signifies assuming and determined to command, rigorously requiring obedience. An imperious demand or requirement may have in it nothing offensive; it is simply one that resolutely insists upon compliance, and will not brook refusal; an arrogant demand is offensive by its tone of superiority, an arbitrary demand by its unreasonableness; an imperious disposition is liable to become arbitrary and arrogant. A person of an independent spirit is inclined to resent an imperious manner in any one, especially in one whose superiority is not clearly recognized. Commanding is always used in a good sense; as, a commanding appearance; a commanding eminence. Compare DOGMATIC; INFINITE; PERFECT.

    Synonyms:
    absolute, arbitrary, arrogant, authoritative, autocratic, coercive, compulsive, compulsory, controlling, despotic, dictatorial, dogmatic, domineering, exacting, haughty, imperative, imperious, irresponsible, lordly, overbearing, peremptory, positive, supreme, tyrannical, unconditional, unequivocal

    Antonyms:
    accountable, complaisant, compliant, conditional, constitutional, contingent, docile, ductile, gentle, humble, lenient, limited, lowly, meek, mild, responsible, submissive, yielding

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. commanding(a)

    Synonyms:
    authoritative, mandatory, imperative, dictatorial, imperious

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "commanding":

    commander, command, commanders, conductor, commandant

How to pronounce commanding?

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How to use commanding in a sentence?

  1. Jeong Byung-doo:

    They demonstrated commanding spirit to the world and resolve to crush the enemy's reckless provocation through the successful combined flyover. We will further develop the relationship of cooperation to support peace on the Korean Peninsula and in the world.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    Bureaucrats at the VA are not commanding officers. They should never have the authority to order around our returning heroes, as soon as the VA is forced to compete with the private sector providers, it will increase the efficiency, the service and its innovation.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    This fevered pipe dream of Washington that at the convention they would parachute in some white knight who will save the Washington establishment, it is nothing less than a pipe dream, it ai n’t gon na happen. If it did happen, the people would quite rightly revolt. Senator Cruz only bolstered his case that he's gaining momentum in the battle against front-runner Trump with his Wisconsin victory. He scored 48 percent of the vote to Trump's 35 percent, and picked up the lion's share of the state's delegates. Ohio Gov. John Kasich trailed far behind. The race heads next, though, to New York state where Trump has a commanding lead in the polls. The criticism of having ties to the establishment is an unusual one for Cruz -- who has portrayed himself as an outsider fighting against what he calls.

  4. Barack Obama:

    I believe that it is the right decision for our national security, the conduct represented in the recently published article does not meet the standard that should be set by a commanding general.

  5. Rich Scobee:

    Going from turning wrenches on a flight line to commanding a space shuttle -- no country in the world could you do that except for this one.


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