And that isn't even the biggest political problem with tyrant.
On Christmas weekend, a North Korean tyrant has decided what American teenagers will see on the silver screen.
Meanwhile, someone for the opposition drafted a document for the president to read—it accused him of acting like a tyrant.
Why should we hate him or think of him as tyrant, if he gave us jobs and paid us well?
For Taylor had many incarnations: gallant liberator and protector; father, and provider—but also cruel dictator and tyrant.
Then the king was a tyrant, and was come of the line of paynims, and took them and put them in prison in a deep hole.
He lays his finger on the tyrant's head, and he sinks into the dust!
In some eastern nations it signifies a tyrant, with the absolute power of life and death.
When the People have no other tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one.
Whether it be lawful to depose an evil governor and kill a tyrant?
c.1300, "absolute ruler," from Old French tyrant (12c.), from Latin tyrannus "lord, master, tyrant" (cf. Spanish tirano, Italian tiranno), from Greek tyrannos "lord, master, sovereign, absolute ruler," a loan-word from a language of Asia Minor (probably Lydian); cf. Etruscan Turan "mistress, lady" (surname of Venus).
In the exact sense, a tyrant is an individual who arrogates to himself the royal authority without having a right to it. This is how the Greeks understood the word 'tyrant': they applied it indifferently to good and bad princes whose authority was not legitimate. [Rousseau, "The Social Contract"]The spelling with -t arose in Old French by analogy with present participle endings in -ant. Fem. form tyranness is recorded from 1590 (Spenser); cf. Medieval Latin tyrannissa (late 14c.).