tyrannous

adjective tyr·an·nous \ ˈtir-ə-nəs \

Definition of tyrannous

:marked by tyranny; especially :unjustly severe
  • tyrannous new laws

tyrannously

adverb

Examples of tyrannous in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of tyrannous

15th century


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