imperious


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im·pe·ri·ous

 (ĭm-pîr′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Arrogantly domineering or overbearing. See Synonyms at dictatorial.
2. Urgent; pressing: an imperious necessity.
3. Obsolete Regal; imperial.

[From Latin imperiōsus, from imperium, imperium; see empire.]

im·pe′ri·ous·ly adv.
im·pe′ri·ous·ness n.

imperious

(ɪmˈpɪərɪəs)
adj
1. domineering; arrogant; overbearing
2. rare urgent; imperative
[C16: from Latin imperiōsus from imperium command, power]
imˈperiously adv
imˈperiousness n

im•pe•ri•ous

(ɪmˈpɪər i əs)

adj.
1. domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial.
2. urgent; imperative: imperious need.
[1535–45; < Latin imperiōsus commanding, tyrannical =imperi(um) imperium + -ōsus -ous]
im•pe′ri•ous•ly, adv.
im•pe′ri•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.imperious - having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"

imperious

imperious

adjective
Translations
مُتَعَجْرِف، مُتَجَبِّر
pánovitý
myndig
parancsoló
hrokafullur; ráîríkur
arogantiškumasįsakmus
kategoriskspavēlniecisksvaldonīgs
buyurucuemreden

imperious

[ɪmˈpɪərɪəs] ADJ [tone, manner] → imperioso; (= urgent) → apremiante

imperious

[ɪmˈpɪəriəs] adjimpérieux/euse

imperious

adj, imperiously

imperious

[ɪmˈpɪərɪəs] adjimperioso/a

imperious

(imˈpiəriəs) adjective
proud, behaving as if expecting to be obeyed. an imperious manner.
imˈperiousness noun
References in classic literature ?
It was Laurie's father, who had run away in his youth, and married against the imperious old man's will.
She made an awkward, imperious little bow as she went in.
Here we have the man, sly, subtle, hard, imperious, and, withal, cold as ice.
Often, nevertheless, more from caprice than necessity, she demanded to be taken up in arms; but was soon as imperious to he let down again, and frisked onward before Hester the grassy pathway, with many a harmless trip and tumble.
The next day at three o'clock we were again at the door, and the footmen as before; we heard the silk dress rustle and the lady came down the steps, and in an imperious voice she said, "York, you must put those horses' heads higher; they are not fit to be seen.
The boys stood quite still, looking first at their father and then at their mother, while the baby, climbing up her clothes, began an imperious, commanding cry.
Emma Jane had disposed of three single cakes, Rebecca of three small boxes; for a difference in their ability to persuade the public was clearly defined at the start, though neither of them ascribed either success or defeat to anything but the imperious force of circumstances.
I felt at times as if he were my relation rather than my master: yet he was imperious sometimes still; but I did not mind that; I saw it was his way.
He concealed it from her; but if ever he heard me answer sharply, or saw any other servant grow cloudy at some imperious order of hers, he would show his trouble by a frown of displeasure that never darkened on his own account.
Mary asked, still in her imperious little Indian way.
The manner of both was imperious, and they both moved, as these words were spoken, so as to place me between themselves and the carriage door.
MY aunt was a little more imperious and stern than usual, but I observed no other token of her preparing herself to receive the visitor so much dreaded by me.