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Definition 1: a cruel and oppressive dictator - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for tyrant in the sense of this definition

(tyrant is a kind of ...) a ruler who is unconstrained by law

(... is a kind of tyrant ) a person having great power

Definition 2: any person who exercises power in a cruel way - [noun denoting person]

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

  • his father was a tyrant

(tyrant is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 3: in ancient Greece, a ruler who had seized power without legal right to it - [noun denoting person]

(tyrant is a kind of ...) a person who rules or commands

"swayer of the universe"

(... is an instance of tyrant) the tyrant of Syracuse who fought the Carthaginians (430-367 BC)

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