Synonyms for dominant

Synonyms for (noun) dominant

Synonyms: dominant, dominant allele

Definition: an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different

Similar words: allele, allelomorph

Definition: (genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character

Usage: some alleles are dominant over others


Synonyms: dominant

Definition: (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale

Similar words: musical note, note, tone

Definition: a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound

Usage: the singer held the note too long

Synonyms for (adjective) dominant

Synonyms: dominant

Definition: exercising influence or control

Usage: television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion; the dominant partner in the marriage

Similar words: dominating, ascendant, ascendent

Definition: most powerful or important or influential

Usage: the economically ascendant class; D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe


Similar words: controlling

Definition: able to control or determine policy

Usage: a controlling interest in the firm


Similar words: governing

Definition: responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws

Usage: governing bodies


Similar words: overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating

Definition: having superior power and influence

Usage: the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism


Similar words: possessive

Definition: having or showing a desire to control or dominate

Usage: a possessive parent


Similar words: sovereign, supreme

Definition: greatest in status or authority or power

Usage: a supreme tribunal


Similar words: superior

Definition: (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by

Usage: overcome by a superior opponent; trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law


Synonyms: dominant, predominant, prevailing, prevalent, rife

Definition: most frequent or common

Usage: prevailing winds

Similar words: frequent

Definition: coming at short intervals or habitually

Usage: a frequent guest; frequent complaints