quasi tyrannical

tyrannical

[ti-ran-i-kuhl, tahy-]
adjective
1.
of or characteristic of a tyrant.
2.
unjustly cruel, harsh, or severe; arbitrary or oppressive; despotic: a tyrannical ruler.
Also, tyrannic.


Origin:
1530–40; < Latin tyrannic(us) (< Greek tyrannikós, equivalent to týrann(os) tyrant + -ikos -ic) + -al1

tyrannically, adverb
tyrannicalness, noun
nontyrannic, adjective
nontyrannical, adjective
nontyrannically, adverb
nontyrannicalness, noun
pretyrannical, adjective
quasi-tyrannical, adjective
quasi-tyrannically, adverb
untyrannic, adjective
untyrannical, adjective
untyrannically, adverb


2. dictatorial; imperious, domineering.
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tyrannical or tyrannic (tɪˈrænɪkəl, tɪˈrænɪk)
 
adj
characteristic of or relating to a tyrant or to tyranny; oppressive
 
tyrannic or tyrannic
 
adj
 
ty'rannically or tyrannic
 
adv
 
ty'rannicalness or tyrannic
 
n

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