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  Definition of tyrannical
  1. characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty; "an authoritarian regime"; "autocratic government"; "despotic rulers"; "a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war"; "a tyrannical government"
  2. marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior; "the oppressive government"; "oppressive laws"; "a tyrannical parent"; "tyrannous disregard of human rights"
  3. of or relating to or associated with or resembling a dictatorship; "tyrannical suppression of liberty"
Similar Words: authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, despotic, oppressive, tyrannous, tyrannic

 

Pertainyms: dictatorship, absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny

 

 
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