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Pharaonic

[fair-ey-on-ik, far-]
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  1. (sometimes lowercase) of or like a Pharaoh: living in Pharaonic splendor.
  2. (usually lowercase) impressively or overwhelmingly large, luxurious, etc.: a construction project of pharaonic proportions.
  3. (lowercase) cruelly oppressive; tyrannical: pharaonic tax laws.

Origin of Pharaonic

1850–55; < Greek Pharaōn- (stem of Pharaṓ pharaoh) + -ic
Related formspre-Phar·a·on·ic, adjective
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