Definition of ascendent:
commanding, radical, peremptory, rootage, origin, antecedent, high-and-mighty, solution, root word, theme, ascending, forerunner, dominating, ancestor, autocratic, stem, etymon, root, tooth root, etymon, bossy, base, ascendant, ascensive, source, dominant, magisterial, beginning, overlooking.
- "The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)", Aphra Behn.
- "Half a Century", Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm.
This feeling of loneliness was strongly in the ascendent when the cab stopped under an ornate portico and two large male creatures, in powdered wigs and white silk stockings, emerged before her astonished eyes.- "New Faces", Myra Kelly.