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imperiously

[ im-peer-ee-uhs-lee ]
/ ɪmˈpɪər i əs li /
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adverb
in a domineering or haughty manner:She held out her hand imperiously, but the messenger did not immediately hand over the letter.
in an imperative way; urgently: The need to be accepted can be felt as imperiously as the needs for food, clothing, and shelter.
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OTHER WORDS FROM imperiously

non·im·pe·ri·ous·ly, adverbun·im·pe·ri·ous·ly, adverb
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