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tyrannous

[tir-uh-nuh s]
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adjective
  1. tyrannical.
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Origin of tyrannous

1485–95; < Latin tyrann(us) tyrant + -ous
Related formstyr·an·nous·ly, adverbtyr·an·nous·ness, nounnon·tyr·an·nous, adjectivenon·tyr·an·nous·ly, adverbnon·tyr·an·nous·ness, noun
Can be confusedtyrannous tyrannosaur
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Examples from the Web for tyrannous

Historical Examples

  • Some influences are tyrannous; they impose themselves, they dominate, they enslave.

    The Legacy of Greece

    Various

  • But the War brought to an end the bad old days of a tyrannous minority.

  • The tyrannous temper of his new consort became the torment of his life.

  • You could not call it thinking, this possession of her mind by one tyrannous idea.

    The Creators

    May Sinclair

  • All asperity and tyrannous rudeness is held to be out of place.

    Bardell v. Pickwick

    Percy Fitzgerald


Word Origin and History for tyrannous

adj.

late 15c., from Latin tyrannus (see tyrant) + -ous.

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