disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering(adj)
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
"some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
Domineering, arrogant, or overbearing.
Imperial or regal.
Origin: From imperiosus, from imperium
commanding; ascendant; imperial; lordly; majestic
haughly; arrogant; overbearing; as, an imperious tyrant; an imperious manner
imperative; urgent; compelling
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im-pē′ri-us, adj. assuming command: haughty: tyrannical: authoritative: (obs.) imperial.—adv. Impē′riously.—n. Impē′riousness. [L. imperiosus.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
From Eng. _imp_, devil and _aerial_, airy. Airy as the devil.
The numerical value of imperious in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of imperious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.
Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change.
U.S. data has remained on the weak side, despite tightness in the labour market. This allows the FOMC (Fed) to remove the patience language and remain dovish in the statement tomorrow, that so much discussion around the economy is still warranted whilst equity price performance marches on toward imperious new highs is clear evidence that assets are out- performing underlying economics.
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- imperiósCatalan, Valencian
- königlich, majestätisch, herrischGerman
- käskevä, kopea, ylimielinenFinnish
- imperioso, imperialPortuguese
- нача́льственный, короле́вский, вла́стный, повели́тельный, импе́рский, ца́рственныйRussian
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