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Definitions and Synonyms of tyrannical | Another word for tyrannical | What is tyrannical?

Definition 1: marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tyrannical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for tyrannical in the sense of this definition

(tyrannical is similar to ...) tending to domineer

Definition 2: characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tyrannical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for tyrannical in the sense of this definition

(tyrannical is similar to ...) not in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals

"the union broke with its past undemocratic procedures"

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