What does imperious mean?

Definitions for imperiousɪmˈpɪər i əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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


  1. imperious(Adjective)

    Domineering, arrogant, or overbearing.

  2. imperious(Adjective)


  3. imperious(Adjective)

    Imperial or regal.

  4. Origin: From imperiosus, from imperium

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imperious(adj)

    commanding; ascendant; imperial; lordly; majestic

  2. Imperious(adj)

    haughly; arrogant; overbearing; as, an imperious tyrant; an imperious manner

  3. Imperious(adj)

    imperative; urgent; compelling

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Imperious

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. imperious

    傲慢な、尊大な、日とを見下げたような in Japanese. 不器用な means clumsy or lack of skills.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imperious in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imperious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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