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Pronunciation: [pˈɛɹɪmptəɹˌi] (IPA)

Peremptory is a strong and commanding adjective, often used to describe a speaker or statement as being authoritative or final. Some synonyms for peremptory include decisive, absolute, authoritative, dismissive, and imperious. Other synonyms may include demanding, dictatorial, resolute, uncompromising, and unequivocal. These words all imply a sense of authority and power, suggesting that the speaker or action described is one that cannot be questioned or ignored. While peremptory may be a somewhat uncommon word, there are many other words that can convey a similar sense of unyielding finality in a statement or order.

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Peremptory describes an attitude or command that is harsh, dictatorial, and final. Some common antonyms for peremptory include flexible, accommodating, considerate, and lenient. Other possible antonyms include indecisive, hesitant, tentative, and uncertain. These words all suggest a more moderate approach to decision-making and communication than peremptory does. Flexibility and accommodation imply a willingness to listen to different perspectives and adjust one's expectations and demands accordingly. Consideration and leniency imply a compassionate and understanding attitude, and allow for the possibility of compromise or negotiation. Indecisiveness, hesitancy, and tentativeness suggest a more open-minded or exploratory approach to important decisions or discussions.

Usage examples for Peremptory

Then she called in a harsh and peremptory tone: "Mary."
"Night and Day"
Virginia Woolf
In fact the two older women had only yielded to the most peremptory authority, exercised by Ruth in the name of Jeffrey Whiting.
"The Shepherd of the North"
Richard Aumerle Maher
His manner was unusually peremptory; he seemed anxious to hasten the departure, and Katharine looked at him from time to time, as Denham noticed, with an expression half of inquiry, half of annoyance.
"Night and Day"
Virginia Woolf

Famous quotes with Peremptory

  • Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely.
    Thurgood Marshall
  • The disconnected impressions which we derive from life form a kind of knowledge ‘in growth,’ as Bacon called it; an over-early and peremptory attempt to digest this knowledge into a system tends, as he suggests, to falsify and distort it.
    Logan Pearsall Smith
  • We came to a tree which was still bare, and on which the birds were singing out gaily in the morning, without any fear of us. Then stooping over like an Indian on the hunt, my companion placed a pebble in the leather of his sling and stretched it. Obeying his peremptory glance I did the same, with frightful twinges of conscience, vowing firmly that I would shoot when he did. At that very moment the church bells began to sound, mingling with the song of the birds in the sunshine. It was the warning bell that came a half-hour before the main bell. For me it was a voice from heaven. I threw the sling down, scaring the birds away, so that they were safe from my companion's sling, and fled home. And ever afterwards when the bells of Holy Week ring out amidst the leafless trees in the sunshine I remember with moving gratitude how they rang into my heart at that time the commandment: Thou shalt not kill.
    Albert Schweitzer
  • The Socialistic schools, prescinding from the barbarous multitudes which follow them, and considered in their doctors and masters, are far superior to the Liberal school, just because they go straight to all the great problems and questions, and because they always propose a peremptory and decisive solution. Socialism is strong, only because it is a theology; and it is destructive, only because it is a satanic theology. The Socialistic schools, in as much as they are theological, will prevail over the Liberal school, in as much as it is anti-theological and sceptical; and inasmuch as they are satanic, they will succumb before the Catholic school, which is at once theological and divine. Their instincts must be in accord with our assertions, if we consider that they treasure up
    Juan Donoso Cortés
  • Scientific knowledge, even in the most modest persons, has mingled with it a something which partakes of insolence. Absolute, peremptory facts are bullies, and those who keep company with them are apt to get a bullying habit of mind.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

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