adjective Date: 15th century marked by tyranny; especially unjustly severe <
tyrannous new laws
tyrannously adverb

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  • Tyrannous — Tyr an*nous (t[i^]r an*n[u^]s), a. Tyrannical; arbitrary; unjustly severe; despotic. Sir P. Sidney. {Tyr an*nous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tyrannous — I adjective arbitrary, brutal, despotic, domineering, grinding, hard, harsh, high handed, imperious, lordly, masterful, oppressive, overbearing, peremptory, severe, strict, tyrannical, uncompromising, unjustly severe II index brutal, dictatorial… …   Law dictionary

  • tyrannous — late 15c., from L. tyrannus (see TYRANT (Cf. tyrant)) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tyrannous — [tir′ə nəs] adj. tyrannical; despotic, oppressive, unjust, etc. tyrannously adv …   English World dictionary

  • tyrannous — tyranny ► NOUN (pl. tyrannies) 1) cruel and oppressive government or rule. 2) a state under such rule. 3) cruel and arbitrary exercise of power or control. DERIVATIVES tyrannous adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • tyrannous — adjective marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior the oppressive government oppressive laws a tyrannical parent tyrannous disregard of human rights • Syn: ↑oppressive, ↑tyrannical • Si …   Useful english dictionary

  • tyrannous — tyrannously, adv. tyrannousness, n. /tir euh neuhs/, adj. tyrannical. [1485 95; < L tyrann(us) TYRANT + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • tyrannous — adjective tyrannical, despotic or oppressive …   Wiktionary

  • tyrannous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having and exercising complete political power and control: absolute, absolutistic, arbitrary, autarchic, autarchical, autocratic, autocratical, despotic, dictatorial, monocratic, totalitarian, tyrannic,… …   English dictionary for students

  • tyrannous — tyr|an|nous [ˈtırənəs] adj old fashioned ↑tyrannical …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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