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Exceedingly harsh; very severe: a draconian legal code; draconian budget cuts.
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adj (sometimes capital)
1. of or relating to Draco, 7th-century Athenian statesman and lawmaker, or his code of laws, which prescribed death for almost every offence
2. harsh: draconian legislation.
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Dra•co•ni•an(dreɪˈkoʊ ni ən, drə-)
also Dra•con•ic(-ˈkɒn ɪk)
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Draco or his code of laws.
2. (often l.c.) (esp. of punishment) unusually severe or cruel; harsh.
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|Adj.||1.||Draconian - of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws; "Draconian measures"|
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adjective (sometimes cap.) severe, hard, harsh, stern, drastic, stringent, punitive, austere, pitiless draconian censorship laws
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draconian[drəˈkəʊniən] adj [law, measure] → draconien(ne)
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adj → drakonisch
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draconian[drəˈkəʊnɪən] adj → draconiano/a
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