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tyrant

ty·rant

tyrant

 
pronunciation:
taI rnt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a ruler who governs absolutely and with arbitrary or unjust cruelty and oppression.
This tyrant was responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent people.
synonyms:
despot
similar words:
autocrat, dictator
definition 2: a person who exercises authority despotically or harshly.
The boss is a tyrant and will fire anyone who complains.
synonyms:
despot, Simon Legree, slave driver
similar words:
autocrat, bully, dictator, hector, martinet, taskmaster
definition 3: a ruler whose power is not constrained by a constitution or by law.
The revolution brought a military tyrant into power.
synonyms:
autocrat, despot
similar words:
dictator, monarch, overlord