[ tir-uh-nuhs ]
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Origin of tyrannous

1485–95; <Latin tyrann(us) tyrant + -ous

Other words from tyrannous

  • tyr·an·nous·ly, adverb
  • tyr·an·nous·ness, noun
  • non·tyr·an·nous, adjective
  • non·tyr·an·nous·ly, adverb
  • non·tyr·an·nous·ness, noun

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How to use tyrannous in a sentence

  • Her nerves and blood were troubled again by the ungovernable, tyrannous impulse of her power.

    The Creators | May Sinclair
  • We all know that if they got the upper hand they would be far more cruel and more tyrannous than the whites have been.

    A Roving Commission | G. A. Henty
  • Propensities, tendencies, habits, were as dead leaves upon the tyrannous wind of his imaginative ascendency.

  • If the tyrannous day of our fathers had but possessed the means of these our more diffident times!

    Ceres' Runaway | Alice Meynell
  • You would, then, naturally imagine that the persons who made this abominable system had also made some tyrannous use of it.