Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or like a tyrant; arbitrary; despotie; oppressive. tyrannic.

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Usage examples "tyrannical":

  1. Besides this, there are their tyrannical laws and customs. - "History of the Incas", Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa.
  2. The emigrants were not, on the whole, inferior to other persons of their education and calling; and were often justified in resisting the tyrannical spirit and disposition to oppress, which the habits of colonial life do not extinguish. - "The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)", John West.
  3. It would seem that it must have had some great force behind it to compel such abject submission to a rule so tyrannical. - "Equality", Edward Bellamy.