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Definitions for tyrannical
tɪˈræn ɪ kəl, taɪ-tyran·ni·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oppressive, tyrannical, tyrannousadjective

    marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior

    "the oppressive government"; "oppressive laws"; "a tyrannical parent"; "tyrannous disregard of human rights"

  2. authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannic, tyrannicaladjective

    characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty

    "an authoritarian regime"; "autocratic government"; "despotic rulers"; "a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war"; "a tyrannical government"

Wiktionary

  1. tyrannicaladjective

    Of, or relating to tyranny or a tyrant.

  2. tyrannicaladjective

    Despotic, oppressive or authoritarian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tyrannicaladjective

    of or pertaining to a tyrant; suiting a tyrant; unjustly severe in government; absolute; imperious; despotic; cruel; arbitrary; as, a tyrannical prince; a tyrannical master; tyrannical government

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tyrannical in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tyrannical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of tyrannical in a Sentence

  1. Antonio Gramsci:

    In the life of children there are two very clear-cut phases, before and after puberty. Before puberty the child's personality has not yet formed and it is easier to guide its life and make it acquire specific habits of order, discipline, and work after puberty the personality develops impetuously and all extraneous intervention becomes odious, tyrannical, insufferable. Now it so happens that parents feel the responsibility towards their children precisely during this second period, when it is too late then of course the stick and violence enter the scene and yield very few results indeed. Why not instead take an interest in the child during the first period

  2. Emiliano Zapata:

    Seek justice from tyrannical governments not with your hat in your hand but a rifle in your fist

  3. Yael Cohen:

    Please ask Scott Swift for help with this - I'm hoping that maybe Scott Swift can talk some sense into the men who are exercising tyrannical control over someone who just wants to play the music she wrote, i'm especially asking for help from The Carlyle Group, who put up money for the sale of my music to these two men.

  4. President Biden , Raisi:

    We will definitely seek to eliminate and lift the tyrannical sanctions.

  5. House Speaker John Boehner:

    The administration's decree to unilaterally expand federal authority is a raw and tyrannical power grab that will crush jobs, these leaders know firsthand that the rule is being shoved down the throats of hardworking people with no input, and places landowners, small businesses, farmers, and manufacturers on the road to a regulatory and economic hell.

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