|part of speech:
||imposing one's will on others by threat or force; despotic; oppressive.
The tyrannical king forced the nobles to give up much of their land.Our tyrannical office manager won't even allow us to get a new pencil without asking.
- authoritarian, autocratic, despotic, dictatorial, domineering, Draconian, imperious, oppressive, tyrannous
- similar words:
- absolute, arbitrary, brutal, fascist, hard, high-handed, overbearing, repressive, ruthless, severe, totalitarian
||tyrannic (adj.), tyrannically (adv.)