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Synonyms for commanding
kəˈmæn dɪŋ, -ˈmɑn-com·mand·ing

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  1. commandingadjective

    Synonyms:
    imposing, bossy

  2. commandingadjective

    tending to give commands, authoritarian

    Synonyms:
    bossy, imposing

  3. commandingadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. commanding, dominating, overlookingadjective

    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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. commandingadjective

    Synonyms:
    authoritative, mandatory, imperative, dictatorial, imperious

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "commanding":

    commander, command, commanders, conductor, commandant

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How to use commanding in a sentence?

  1. Francis Thomas:

    My son ran the last leg with some of the commanding officers of the Naval Academy, it was a very proud moment for me. In front of Bancroft Hall, World Trade Center firstresponders stood up there on the stairs. I was there when my son ran the flag in, a moment I’ll never forget.

  2. Rebecca Rebarich:

    U.S. naval forces continue to remain vigilant and are trained to act in a professional manner, while our commanding officers retain the inherent right to act in self-defense.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    I know not which lives more unnatural lives, obeying husbands, or commanding wives.

  4. Acting Navy SecretaryThomas B. Modly:

    Were looking at that letter to try and understand what exactly the issues are. Its moving very quickly. My staff spoke to the [commanding officer] of the ship yesterday, he expressed some alarm in terms of the ability to get more beds in Guam, which we are working on very rapidly.

  5. Craig Robinson:

    In the minds of voters, Walker is supposed to be this conservative reformer who will stand firm on difficult issues. That didn't come across in the debate at all, and Bush is supposed to be the clear front-runner and commanding figure in a huge field of candidates. He was overshadowed by everyone he shared the stage with, and there is not one memorable moment from him in the entire debate.


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