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tyranny

tyr·an·ny

tyranny

 
 
pronunciation:
ti r ni
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part of speech: noun
inflections: tyrannies
definition 1: a government in which a single person rules absolutely and in a cruel way.
Tyranny has caused much unhappiness for the people.
similar words:
monarchy
definition 2: the abuse of power, or the government or authority that uses power in this way.
That person thinks she can rule with tyranny in her office.
antonyms:
liberty
similar words:
force, reign
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