tyrannousness

tyrannous

[tir-uh-nuhs]
adjective

Origin:
1485–95; < Latin tyrann(us) tyrant + -ous

tyrannously, adverb
tyrannousness, noun
nontyrannous, adjective
nontyrannously, adverb
nontyrannousness, noun

tyrannous, tyrannosaur.
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tyranny (ˈtɪrənɪ)
 
n , pl -nies
1.  a.  government by a tyrant or tyrants; despotism
 b.  similarly oppressive and unjust government by more than one person
2.  arbitrary, unreasonable, or despotic behaviour or use of authority: the teacher's tyranny
3.  any harsh discipline or oppression: the tyranny of the clock
4.  a political unit ruled by a tyrant
5.  (esp in ancient Greece) government by a usurper
6.  a tyrannical act
 
[C14: from Old French tyrannie, from Medieval Latin tyrannia, from Latin tyrannustyrant]
 
'tyrannous
 
adj
 
'tyrannously
 
adv
 
'tyrannousness
 
n

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