Synonyms for ascendant

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : uh-sen-duh nt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈsɛn dənt

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Définition of ascendant

Origin :
  • late 14c., ascendent, astrological use is earliest, from Middle French ascendant (noun and adjective) and directly from Latin ascendentem (nominative ascendans), present participle of ascendere "to mount, ascend, go up" (see ascend). Sense "moving upward, rising" is recorded from 1590s. In the ascendant "ruling, dominant" (not, as is often thought, "rising") is from 1670s.
  • adj ruling
  • noun ancestor
Example sentences :
  • Still, anything was liable to happen when his unlucky star was in the ascendant.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • At any rate, for more than fifteen years of his reign the king was in the ascendant.
  • Extract from : « The Siege of Boston » by Allen French
  • Whether the bad might have gained the ascendant, or the good triumphed, I know not.
  • Extract from : « Sir Jasper Carew » by Charles James Lever
  • Now it was the Bed Man, now Napoleon, who stood in the ascendant.
  • Extract from : « Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II) » by Charles James Lever
  • Then his instinct of fair play in the game took the ascendant.
  • Extract from : « Blazed Trail Stories » by Stewart Edward White
  • Poor Molly—her unlucky star was in the ascendant this afternoon surely!
  • Extract from : « Grandmother Dear » by Mrs. Molesworth
  • It was Jem Deady in the custody of his wife, who was now in the ascendant.
  • Extract from : « My New Curate » by P.A. Sheehan
  • For the present the star of the cardinal was in the ascendant.
  • Extract from : « Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15) » by Charles Morris
  • "Fortitude in Distress" is the motto and lords of the ascendant is their practice.
  • Extract from : « Canada: the Empire of the North » by Agnes C. Laut
  • In '41, Captain Maconochie's mark system was in the ascendant.
  • Extract from : « The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) » by John West

Antonyms for ascendant

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