What does imperious mean?

Definitions for imperiousɪmˈpɪər i əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word imperious.

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.

  2. imperious

    The Goddess Demon who made herself into the Devil to protect her children...durr

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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

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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