What does peremptory mean?

Definitions for peremptorypəˈrɛmp tə ri

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory(adj)

    offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

    "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner"

  2. peremptory(adj)

    not allowing contradiction or refusal

    "spoke in peremptory tones"; "peremptory commands"

  3. peremptory(adj)

    putting an end to all debate or action

    "a peremptory decree"


  1. peremptory(Adjective)

    Precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of question or appeal; positive; absolute; decisive; conclusive; final.

  2. peremptory(Adjective)

    Positive in opinion or judgment; absolutely certain, overconfident, unwilling to hear any debate or argument (especially in a pejorative sense); dogmatic.

  3. peremptory(Adjective)

    Firmly determined, resolute; obstinate, stubborn.

  4. peremptory(Adjective)

    Accepting no refusal or disagreement; imperious, dictatorial.

  5. Origin: From peremptorie, parentorie et al., and its source, peremptorius, from perimo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peremptory(adj)

    precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of question or appeal; positive; absolute; decisive; conclusive; final

  2. Peremptory(adj)

    positive in opinion or judgment; decided; dictatorial; dogmatical

  3. Peremptory(adj)

    firmly determined; unawed

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peremptory

    per′emp-tō-ri, adj. preventing debate: authoritative: dogmatical: final, determinate: fully resolved or determined: that must be done.—adv. Per′emptorily.—n. Per′emptoriness. [Fr.,—L. peremptoriusperimĕre, peremptum—per, entirely, emĕre, to take.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peremptory in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peremptory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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Translations for peremptory

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • آمريArabic
  • entschieden, unabweisbarGerman
  • irrebatible, autoritario, perentorio, inapelable, irrefutable, dictatorial, imperiosoSpanish
  • ehdoton, lopullinenFinnish
  • péremptoire, sans appel, autoritaire, dictatorial, impérieux, irréfutableFrench
  • imperioso, inconfutabile, perentorio, irrefutabileItalian
  • onverbiddelijk, zonder verhaal, onherroepelijkDutch
  • dogmatyczny, władczy, despotyczny, kategoryczny, dyktatorski, zdecydowany, bezapelacyjnyPolish
  • догматический, безапелляционный, категоричный, повелительныйRussian
  • 蠻橫Chinese

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