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
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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.
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First Known Use of tyrannous
Synonymsarbitrary, autocratic (also autocratical), czarist (also tsarist or tzarist), despotic, dictatorial, monocratic, tyrannical (also tyrannic), absolute
Related Wordsauthoritarian, jackbooted, oppressive, totalitarian; antidemocratic, antirepublican; high-handed, magisterial; domineering, imperious, masterful; all-powerful, almighty, omnipotent; autonomous, self-governing, self-ruling, sovereign (also sovran); unconditional, unlimited
Near Antonymscircumscribed, restrained, restricted; constitutional, lawful; democratic, republican
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