Examples of tyrant in a Sentence
Our boss is a real tyrant.
the people universally feared the tyrant, who was notorious for his frequent use of torture
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Was Rizzo a jackbooted tyrant who went out of his way to punish blacks and gays?
Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households.
Liu Xiaobo and others who stand up against the tyrants love China and the Chinese people.
The Colonel, surely named for Kurtz of Apocalypse Now (Harrelson is similarly bald and insane), is an uninteresting tyrant who has enslaved groups of apes to fortify his base in preparation for some final, mysterious conflict.
A people with no king showed the world that life without tyranny is possible, and in fact that no tyrant walking the Earth is powerful enough to stand against a nation of truly free men.
Tyrannosaurus rex – the tyrant king lizard, prize fighter of antiquity, most apex of apex predators, and supremely fluffy destroyer of dino fans dreams.
In their eyes, India is a tyrant occupier, ruling with the might of the gun.
The Boss Baby *** Who needs a movie about a tyrannical infant - or an infantile tyrant?
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Origin and Etymology of tyrant
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscaesar, dictator, führer (or fuehrer), oppressor, pharaoh, strongman, tyrannizer, despot
Related Wordsautarch, autocrat, monocrat; authoritarian, Big Brother, paramount, potentate, totalitarian; caudillo, overlord, warlord; boss, captain, chief, dominator, kingpin, leader, master, overlord, ruler; king, lord, monarch, prince, queen, sovereign (also sovran); baron, czar (also tsar or tzar), magnate, mogul, tycoon; disciplinarian, discipliner, enforcer, martinet, taskmaster
TYRANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tyrant for English Language Learners
: a ruler who has complete power over a country and who is cruel and unfair
: someone who uses power in a cruel and unfair way
TYRANT Defined for Kids
Definition of tyrant for Students
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