Definition of imperious
Examples of imperious in a Sentence
an imperious little boy who liked to tell the other scouts what to do
an imperious movie star who thinks she's some sort of goddess
Recent Examples of imperious from the Web
That would be his butler Bunter (a fittingly imperious Nolan Palmer), who goes into full crisis mode over the spoilage of – horrors! – a batch of vintage sherry.
That is a hazard of playing in the same era as the nine-time champion Rafael Nadal, who was at his most imperious Friday afternoon, winning, 6-0, 6-1, 6-0, over 63rd-ranked Nikoloz Basilashvili.
At other times that geometry is weirdly whimsical: the precise formations of dancers done up like human-insect hybrids, Vegas-style, while Blanchett’s deliciously imperious Russian choreographer barks at them about Fluxus.
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Origin and Etymology of imperious
Latin imperiosus, from imperium
First Known Use: 1540
Synonym Discussion of imperious
IMPERIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of imperious for English Language Learners
: having or showing the proud and unpleasant attitude of someone who gives orders and expects other people to obey them
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