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Princeton's WordNet

  1. controlling(adj)

    able to control or determine policy

    "a controlling interest in the firm"

    Antonyms:
    subordinate, low-level

Wiktionary

  1. controlling(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    dominant, manipulative, domineering

  2. controlling(adjective)

    Having control over a person or thing.

    His mother is very controlling.

    Synonyms:
    manipulative, domineering, dominant

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. controlling

    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, commanding, compulsive, compulsory, 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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How to use controlling in a sentence?

  1. Xi Jinping:

    We mobilized the whole country, laid out an overall plan, responded swiftly, and adopted the most comprehensive, strictest measures to start a people's war on preventing and controlling the outbreak.

  2. Kolawole Maxwell:

    The aim now is not about controlling malaria, the aim is that we want by 2020 to have a country which is free from malaria.

  3. Caitlin Cossaboom:

    Anthrax is only one of many, many diseases that are zoonotic, meaning they can be spread between animals and humans, some examples of this include rabies, which can be spread through bites from infected animals to humans, and rabies, also like anthrax, can be controlled by controlling it in animals.

  4. Felix Chami:

    These guys managed to make the biggest monuments we've known in the history of east Africa. The sultans and kings that were controlling these towns were the first people to actually create money here, it is special because it was the first great trading town in this part of the world.

  5. Deputy Finance Minister Gabriel Yorio:

    We think that by controlling the part of the finances, it permits (Pemex) to concentrate more on production.

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