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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

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  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

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  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

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  1. commandingadjective

    Synonyms:
    authoritative, mandatory, imperative, dictatorial, imperious

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  1. List of paraphrases for "commanding":

    commander, command, commanders, conductor, commandant

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  1. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly:

    Let me be clear, I do not think Captain Brett Cozier is naive nor stupid. I think, and always believed Captain Brett Crozier to be the opposite. We pick our carrier commanding officers with great care. Captain Brett Crozier is smart and passionate.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

  3. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly:

    This is exactly what we want our commanding officers and medical professionals to do, were not looking to shoot the messenger.

  4. Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday:

    That's exactly why we are doing the investigation, to understand the why behind the memo, i'm speculating in my mind's eye as a former( commanding officer) of a ship years ago, as a( commanding officer) of two destroyers, try to put myself in his shoes and understand why he would have done that and i just don't have the answer to that hence my speculation on there must have been a communications breakdown, or I can envision that somewhere.

  5. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly:

    FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly testifies during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee about about ongoing reports of substandard housing conditions in Washington, on Capitol Hill. ( AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) After Croziersletter became public, Navy Secretary Thomas Modly then flew to the ship, at port in Guam, and delivered a speech to the crew in which Navy Secretary Thomas Modly lambasted Brett Crozier, saying Navy Secretary Thomas Modly was either too naive or too stupid to be in charge of an aircraft carrier -- or perhaps leaked the letter intentionally. Modly charged that Brett Crozier had allowed details of the ships operational security to become public, either recklessly or intentionally. If Brett Crozier [ Crozier ] didnt think, in my opinion, that this information [ the letter ] wasnt going to get out into the public, in this day and information age that we live in, then Brett Crozier was either A, too naive or too stupid to be a commanding officer of a ship like this, the alternative is that he did this on purpose.


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