[ fair-ey-on-ik, far- ]
/ ˌfɛər eɪˈɒn ɪk, ˌfær- /


(sometimes lowercase) of or like a Pharaoh: living in Pharaonic splendor.
(usually lowercase) impressively or overwhelmingly large, luxurious, etc.: a construction project of pharaonic proportions.
(lowercase) cruelly oppressive; tyrannical: pharaonic tax laws.

Origin of Pharaonic

1850–55; < Greek Pharaōn- (stem of Pharaṓ pharaoh) + -ic

Related forms

pre-Phar·a·on·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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