Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Despotic; tyrannical.

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Usage examples "tyrannous":

  1. She threw him out in the reading of her character, after a space, by excusing herself for having eaten with such eagerness; and it was long before he learnt what Wilfrid's tyrannous sentiment had done to this simple nature. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. And now, to the excitement of society was added the excitement of a new and tyrannous feeling, for which society was henceforth a mere weapon to be used. - "Lady Rose's Daughter", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. If a woman falls a victim to the tyrannous frenzy before which Mme de Langeais was forced to bend, she will take one decisive resolution after another so swiftly that it is impossible to give account of them. - "The Thirteen", Honore de Balzac.