[drey-kon-ik, druh-]


of or like a dragon.

Origin of draconic

1670–80; < Latin dracōn- (stem of dracō) dragon + -ic
Related formsdra·con·i·cal·ly, adverb


[drey-kon-ik, druh-]


(often lowercase) Draconian.

Origin of Draconic

< Latin Dracōn- (see Draco) + -ic
Related formsDra·con·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for draconic

Historical Examples of draconic

  • But it does not strike Sally as rising to the height of her Draconic summary.

    Somehow Good

    William de Morgan

  • In this matter of afforestation, Scanno continues its system of draconic severity.


    Norman Douglas

  • The Draconic laws of the country punish this offence with hanging.


    E. F. Knight

  • And he formed in his head Draconic laws which he would fain have executed upon men who lost money at play and did not pay.

    The Way We Live Now

    Anthony Trollope

  • For some reason, the equator, the colure, the zenith and the poles were all marked out by these serpentine or draconic forms.

British Dictionary definitions for draconic



of, like, or relating to a dragon
Derived Formsdraconically, adverb

Word Origin for draconic

C17: from Latin dracō dragon
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