Simple Definition of tyrannical
: using power over people in a way that is cruel and unfair
Examples of tyrannical
Everyone was afraid of their overbearing and tyrannical boss.
<a tyrannical ruler whose terrible reign was marked by unceasing violence>
Variants of tyrannical
Origin of tyrannical
Latin tyrannicus, from Greek tyrannikos, from tyrannos tyrant
First Known Use: 15th century
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