Definition of control freak in English:

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control freak


A person who feels an obsessive need to exercise control over themselves and others and to take command of any situation.
Example sentences
  • I'm such an obsessive control freak, over the teensiest things.
  • You have to be an obsessive control freak with no social life basically!
  • A control freak, his inability to take the lead in a situation in which so many elements are beyond his sphere of influence, is troubling him.


control freakery

Example sentences
  • They develop a level of arrogance and control freakery that in the end can only be tackled through the ballot box.
  • Instead, she concentrated on the studio, where she developed a reputation for control freakery, composing, arranging and producing her own records and even directing her own management company.
  • The latter's insecurities manifested themselves in all that stupid spinning and counterproductive control freakery.

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