controlling

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Pronunciation[change]

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Verb[change]

Plain form
control

Third-person singular
controls

Past tense
controlled

Past participle
controlled

Present participle
controlling

  1. The present participle of control.
    Roger has been controlling his anger much better since he started seeing a therapist.

Adjective[change]

Positive
controlling

Comparative
more controlling

Superlative
most controlling

  1. Having control or trying to have control over someone or something.
    My parents are so controlling! They won't let me watch TV or talk to my friends until all of my homework is done.
    I divorced my first husband because he was too controlling.
    Unfortunately, my current husband is even more controlling.
    In fact, he might be the most controlling person I have ever known.