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Draconian

Dra·co·ni·an

Draconian

 
 
pronunciation:
dr ko ni n
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part of speech: adjective
definition: (often l.c.) harshly cruel or rigorous.
The punishments for non-violent drug offenses are both draconian and expensive.Draconian training methods.
antonyms:
lenient
similar words:
oppressive, tyrannical
Word Parts
The word draconian contains the following part:
-an, -ian, -ean Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means in adjectives: from (a place) or pertaining to or following (a figure or school of thought); in nouns: person or thing from (a place) or associated with (an activity or school of thought).
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The suffix group -an , -ian , -ean attaches to common nouns and proper nouns to form adjectives or nouns.