Simple Definition of draconian
: very severe or cruel
Examples of draconian
The editorial criticizes the draconian measures being taken to control the spread of the disease.
Origin of draconian
Latin Dracon-, Draco, from Greek Drakōn Draco (Athenian lawgiver)
First Known Use: 1775
Rhymes with draconian
aeonian, Antonian, Baconian, Bergsonian, Bostonian, Capetonian, chelonian, Clactonian, demonian, Devonian, Estonian, Etonian, favonian, Galtonian, Gladstonian, gorgonian, Gorgonian, Houstonian, Ionian, Jacksonian, Johnsonian, Jonsonian, Miltonian, Newtonian, Oxonian, Petronian, plutonian, Samsonian, Wilsonian
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