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tyrannical

adjective
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tyrannic

Synonyms and Antonyms of tyrannical

  1. 1 exercising power or authority without interference by others a tyrannical ruler whose terrible reign was marked by unceasing violence Synonyms of tyrannical arbitrary, autocratic (also autocratical), czarist (also tsarist or tzarist), despotic, dictatorial, monocratic, absolute (also tyrannic), tyrannousWords Related to tyrannical authoritarian, jackbooted, oppressive, totalitarian; antidemocratic, antirepublican; high-handed, magisterial; domineering, imperious, masterful; all-powerful, almighty, omnipotent; autonomous, self-governing, self-ruling, sovereign (also sovran); unconditional, unlimitedNear Antonyms of tyrannical circumscribed, restrained, restricted; constitutional, lawful; democratic, republicanAntonyms of tyrannical limited

  2. 2 fond of ordering people around even when he was still a toddler, he tended to be a tyrannical playmate Synonyms of tyrannical authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic (also autocratical), despotic, dictatorial, domineering, imperious, masterful, overbearing, peremptory, bossy (also tyrannic), tyrannousWords Related to tyrannical arrogant, assumptive, disdainful, fastuous, haughty, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-and-mighty, high-hat, huffy, important, lofty, lordly, overweening, presuming, presumptuous, pretentious, proud, self-asserting, supercilious, superior, toplofty (also toploftical), uppish, uppity; commanding, controlling, dictating, regimental; arbitrary, high-handed, imperial; directorial, magisterial; aggressive, assertive, self-assertive; imperative; conceited, narcissistic, pompous, vain; all-powerful, almighty, omnipotent; firm, sternNear Antonyms of tyrannical humble, meek, modest, unassuming; amenable, docile, obedient, tractable; indecisive, irresolute; acquiescent, compliant, passive, resigned, submissive, yielding



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