Part of speech: noun

An arbitrary ruler; despot; oppressor.

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Usage examples "tyrant":

  1. It was painful to tread, it was painful to breathe, it was painful to look round; every object glowed with the reflection of the fierce tyrant that glared upon us from above. - "Domestic Manners of the Americans", Fanny Trollope.
  2. As is true with this type of man, he was a natural tyrant. - "The Makers and Teachers of Judaism", Charles Foster Kent.
  3. She was a little tyrant and anyone who wish to play with her must do as she said if she cared for peace. - "Princess Polly's Playmates", Amy Brooks.