Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Domineering; urgent; imperative.

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Usage examples "imperious":

  1. Just at that moment a short, imperious sound reached her ear. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. At half- past twelve there was an imperious woman's voice in the house. - "The White Peacock", D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence.
  3. Only an extraordinary purpose or some imperious necessity could drive a man to shoot an arrow across an open court where people were passing hither and yon, even if he didn't see anyone in the gallery. - "The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow", Anna Katharine Green.