What is another word for tyrannic?

Pronunciation: [tɪɹˈanɪk] (IPA)

There are a number of synonyms for the word "tyrannic" that can be used to describe a ruler or leader who exercises oppressive power over others. Some of these synonyms include despotic, autocratic, dictatorial, authoritarian, oppressive, domineering, and overbearing. Each of these words conjures up an image of a leader who makes decisions without regard for the welfare of the people they are governing. Whether it is the use of force to maintain control, or the imposition of strict regulations on the population, a tyrannic leader is one who is feared and often reviled by those who are subjected to their rule.

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Usage examples for Tyrannic

A certain philosophy, full of consolation, and in perfect accord with religion, pretends that the state of dependence in which the soul stands in relation to the senses and to the organs, is only incidental and transient, and that it will reach a condition of freedom and happiness when the death of the body shall have delivered it from that state of tyrannic subjection.
"The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons"
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
That he was pious after a fashion is most likely, but that he also practised the tyrannic cruelties of his age is undoubted.
"Roumania Past and Present"
James Samuelson
In these movements still obscure, where labour will array itself against wealth, where hideous, tyrannic things will be done in the name of liberty, where hatred will smooth the path to love, I think there will be extraordinary careers because nothing is impossible to men, and a few things may become possible to women.
"A Novelist on Novels"
W. L. George

Famous quotes with Tyrannic

  • If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient at others, so bewildered and so weak and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control We are, to be sure, a miracle every way but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.
    Jane Austen
  • No more, America, in mournful strain Of wrongs, and grievance unredress'd complain, No longer shalt thou dread the iron chain, Which wanton Tyranny with lawless hand Had made, and with it meant t' enslave the land.    Should you, my lord, while you peruse my song, Wonder from whence my love of Freedom sprung, Whence flow these wishes for the common good, By feeling hearts alone best understood, I, young in life, by seeming cruel fate Was snatch'd from Afric's fancy'd happy seat: What pangs excruciating must molest, What sorrows labour in my parent's breast? Steel'd was that soul and by no misery mov'd That from a father seiz'd his babe belov'd: Such, such my case. And can I then but pray Others may never feel tyrannic sway?
    Phillis Wheatley

Related words: tyrannical, tyrannical government, tyranny, tyrant

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