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1. dominant

adjective. ['ˈdɑːmənənt'] exercising influence or control.

Synonyms

  • paramount
  • predominant
  • controlling
  • dominating
  • ascendent
  • position
  • status
  • governing
  • superior
  • supreme
  • predominate
  • overriding
  • sovereign
  • preponderant
  • ascendant
  • preponderating

Antonyms

  • inferior
  • nominative
  • unacquisitive
  • submissive

Etymology

  • dominant (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Dominant

  • prominent

How do you spell dominant? Is it dominiant ?

A common misspelling of dominant is dominiant

Example sentences of the word dominant


1. Adjective
Investors use market shares to determine how dominant a company is in its field.

2. Noun, singular or mass
A number of genes come in two variants: dominant and recessive alleles.

3. Verb, base form
In the dog world, licking is a display of submission to dominant pack members.

Quotes containing the word dominant


1. Let's face it: professing a deep interest in movies, the absolutely dominant global art form of the last century, is at this point like professing an interest in air. Passion is nice. Erudition is admirable. But it's like that moment when good manners cross over into meaningless etiquette.
- David Rakoff

2. Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
- Soren Kierkegaard

3. Terrific. A bisexual dominant vampire with kidnapping expertise.
- J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

2. dominant

adjective. ['ˈdɑːmənənt'] most frequent or common.

Synonyms

  • rife
  • prevailing
  • prevalent
  • frequent

Antonyms

  • low
  • descendant
  • descending
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • dominant (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. dominant

noun. ['ˈdɑːmənənt'] an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different.

Synonyms

  • allelomorph
  • allele

Antonyms

  • upper-class
  • middle-class
  • low status

Etymology

  • dominant (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. dominant

noun. ['ˈdɑːmənənt'] (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale.

Synonyms

  • tone
  • musical note

Antonyms

  • high status
  • southernness
  • anterior

Etymology

  • dominant (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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