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peremptory

per·emp·to·ry

peremptory

 
 
pronunciation:
p remp t ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not permitting refusal or disobedience.
A peremptory order from the captain put a stop to our idling.
definition 2: expressive of a command; imperative.
a peremptory tone of voice
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imperative
definition 3: having an arrogant or imperious quality; dictatorial.
He speaks in an offensive, peremptory way.
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overbearing
definition 4: in law, not allowing for debate or argument.
a peremptory challenge
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derivations: peremptorily (adv.), peremptoriness (n.)