tyrannous

adjective
tyr·​an·​nous | \ ˈtir-ə-nəs How to pronounce tyrannous (audio) \

Definition of tyrannous

: marked by tyranny especially : unjustly severe tyrannous new laws

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from tyrannous

tyrannously adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for tyrannous

Synonyms

Antonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of tyrannous in a Sentence

studied the tyrannous rule of Stalin, communist dictator of the Soviet Union my older sister is a tyrannous bore who isn't happy unless she's in charge
Recent Examples on the Web The same study posited that Fela was not the only popular musician who confronted the military and tyrannous leaders of Nigeria between independence in 1960 and Fela’s passing in 1997. Garhe Osiebe, Quartz Africa, 21 Feb. 2021 The patriarchs of their respective homes, Polonius (Peter Friedman) and Claudius (Ritchie Coster) enthrone themselves on the toilet, oblivious of the tumult their tyrannous treachery has wreaked. Syringes creepily replace swords. Charles Mcnulty, latimes.com, 19 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tyrannous.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of tyrannous

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About tyrannous

Time Traveler for tyrannous

Time Traveler

The first known use of tyrannous was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for tyrannous

Cite this Entry

“Tyrannous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tyrannous. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on tyrannous

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for tyrannous

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!