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Pronunciation: [ɪmpˈi͡əɹɪəs] (IPA)

Imperious is an adjective that is used to describe someone who exhibits a superior or domineering attitude. Several other words can be used to describe this characteristic, such as haughty, bossy, overbearing, authoritative, autocratic, dictatorial, high-handed, and commanding. Haughty and bossy are often used to describe someone who is arrogant and insufferable, while overbearing and authoritative emphasize the control of one person over others. When used to describe the behaviour of a leader or ruler, autocratic and dictatorial can be used to indicate someone who uses their power for their benefit. High-handed and commanding imply that the person exercises their power with a sense of entitlement.

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What are the opposite words for imperious?

Imperious is a word that describes someone who is domineering, bossy, and controlling. Some antonyms for imperious include meek, submissive, modest, and deferential. Meek means someone who is quiet, gentle, and easily intimidated. Submissive refers to someone who is willing to submit to others' wishes or authority. Modest means someone who is humble and avoids drawing attention to themselves. Deferential is someone who shows respect and obedience to authority. These antonyms for imperious describe people who are the opposite of those who are imperious. They are people who are gentle, considerate, and respectful towards others.

Usage examples for Imperious

Suddenly he rose and lifted his head high, in his old, rather imperious way, put out his candle, and looked through the small, dusty panes of his window.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
Even this was a secret flattery to Lady Dorothea's heart; and she saw with satisfaction the success of that imperious tone which to herself was subdued to actual humility.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
The continued imperious tattoo on the knocker finally brings him to his feet.
"Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis"
Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma

Famous quotes with Imperious

  • There is nothing so skillful in its own defense as imperious pride.
    Helen Hunt Jackson
  • The prayers of a lover are more imperious than the menaces of the whole world.
    George Sand
  • Even modern English people are imperious, superior, ridden by class. All of the hypocrisy and the difficulties that are endemic in being British also make it an incredibly fertile place culturally. A brilliant place to live. Sad but true.
    Pete Townshend
  • Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.
    George Bernard Shaw
  • Perhaps he would never have dared to raise his eyes, but that, though the piping was now hushed, the call and the summons seemed still dominant and imperious.All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered.
    Kenneth Grahame

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