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.
Word Origin for imperious
1540s, from Latin imperiosus "commanding, mighty, powerful," from imperium "empire, command" (see empire). Related: Imperiously.