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

Wiktionary

  1. imperious(Adjective)

    Domineering, arrogant, or overbearing.

  2. imperious(Adjective)

    Urgent.

  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

  1. IMPERIOUS

    From Eng. _imp_, devil and _aerial_, airy. Airy as the devil.

Numerology

  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.

  2. Marquis de Sade:

    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.

  3. Nick Lawson:

    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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