- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||(often l.c.) harshly cruel or rigorous.
The punishments for non-violent drug offenses are both draconian and expensive.Draconian training methods.
- similar words:
- oppressive, tyrannical
The word draconian
contains the following part:
-an, -ian, -ean
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).
More about this word part:
The suffix group -an
attaches to common nouns and proper nouns to form adjectives or nouns.