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Dra·co·ni·an

Draconian

 
 
pronunciation:
dr ko ni n
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: (often l.c.) harshly cruel or rigorous.
The punishments for non-violent drug offenses are both draconian and expensive.The guerrillas made use of draconian methods in their training of recruits.
antonyms:
lenient
similar words:
oppressive, tyrannical
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