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TYRANNICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tyrannical mean? 

TYRANNICAL (adjective)
  The adjective TYRANNICAL has 3 senses:

1. of or relating to or associated with or resembling a dictatorship
2. marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior
3. characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty

  Familiarity information: TYRANNICAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TYRANNICAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to or associated with or resembling a dictatorship

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

tyrannic; tyrannical

Context example:

tyrannical suppression of liberty

Pertainym:

tyranny (a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.))


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Meaning:

Marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior

Synonyms:

tyrannous; tyrannical; oppressive

Context examples:

the oppressive government / oppressive laws / a tyrannical parent / tyrannous disregard of human rights

Similar:

domineering (tending to domineer)


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Meaning:

Characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty

Synonyms:

authoritarian; autocratic; despotic; tyrannical; dictatorial

Context examples:

an authoritarian regime / autocratic government / despotic rulers / a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war / a tyrannical government

Similar:

undemocratic (not in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals)


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