Origin of imperious
Examples from the Web for imperious
In the following issue, The Group was the subject of a snide, imperious review by Norman Mailer.American Dreams, 1963: ‘The Group’ by Mary McCarthy|Nathaniel Rich|July 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Imperious despot, insolent in strife, Lover of ruin, enemy of life!
And while Chasen could be imperious, “road rage was not her thing.”
A trademark outfit is vital to sending out the right signals of imperious power as real-life dictators understand all too well.
She is headstrong and imperious and does not brook resistance to her will.Under the Witches' Moon|Nathan Gallizier
There was an imperious knock presently that made the great door rattle.A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia|Amanda Minnie Douglas
Hence an endless succession of piques, misunderstandings, and jars between the royal Lady and her imperious Mistress of the Robes.Political Women, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Sutherland Menzies
Derek paused, to battle in silence with the imperious agony within him.Jill the Reckless|P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
The young girl chafed at his seeming neglect, and her imperious blood mounted into her cheeks; but he appeared unconscious of it.Elsie Venner|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
British Dictionary definitions for imperious
Word Origin for imperious
Word Origin and History for imperious
1540s, from Latin imperiosus "commanding, mighty, powerful," from imperium "empire, command" (see empire). Related: Imperiously.