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adjective tyr·an·nous \ˈtir-ə-nəs\

Definition of TYRANNOUS

:  marked by tyranny; especially :  unjustly severe <tyrannous new laws>
tyr·an·nous·ly adverb

Examples of TYRANNOUS

  1. <studied the tyrannous rule of Stalin, communist dictator of the Soviet Union>
  2. <my older sister is a tyrannous bore who isn't happy unless she's in charge>

First Known Use of TYRANNOUS

15th century


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