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. Irom Sharmila:

    I will never forget this moment, without this draconian law you can connect with us, you can govern us with fatherly affection, without discrimination.

  4. John Malcolm:

    ATF has, and deservedly so, has taken it on the chin for operations like Fast and Furious, and it could be they have approval processes that are overly draconian.

  5. Daniel Benjamin:

    In circumstances like this, a lot of people lose their heads, and call for the most draconian actions, terrorism is all about over-reaction, provoking an over-reaction.

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