What does draconian mean?

Definitions for draconiandreɪˈkoʊ ni ən, drə-; -ˈkɒn ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Draconian(adj)

    of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws

    "Draconian measures"


  1. Draconian(a.)

    Pertaining to Draco, a famous lawgiver of Athens, 621 b. c. Used especially in the phrase Draconian punishment.


  1. draconian(Adjective)

    Of or resembling a dragon

  2. Origin: From the Athenian lawmaker Draco, known for making harsh laws.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Draconian(adj)

    pertaining to Draco, a famous lawgiver of Athens, 621 b. c


  1. Draconian

    Draconian is a doom metal band from Säffle, Sweden formed in 1994. The band consists of Anders Jacobsson, Heike Langhans Johan Ericson, Jerry Torstensson, Daniel Arvidsson, Fredrik Johansson, and Andreas Karlsson.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Draconian

    dra-kō′nyan, adj. severe, as was the legislation, of Draco, the Athenian archon (621 B.C.).—Also Dracon′ic.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of draconian in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of draconian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Raina MacIntyre:

    Bringing in something draconian like this is not a very good public health strategy.

  2. Art Hogan:

    That drastic, draconian move in bonds and violent updraft in oil are settling a little bit and that's helping us focus on stocks.

  3. Monica Arango:

    This is a tragedy and the 10-year-old girl is being put through this because of draconian laws, her reality should spur a serious debate as to the risks to health and life such abortion laws have.

  4. Thitinan Pongsudhirak:

    But from the inside, we're functionally in the same boat, similar restrictions are still in place. And where there are pockets of dissent and political expression it is likely to be more draconian.

  5. Tim Clark:

    What happened in Sharm al-Sheikh last week, and to a lesser extent with the ... (Germanwings) aircraft, are game changers for our industry, they have to be addressed at industry level because no doubt the countries -- U.S., Europe -- I would think will make some fairly stringent, draconian demands on the way aviation works with security.

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