imperiously


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.imperiously - in an imperious manner; "imperiously he cut her short"
Translations

imperiously

[ɪmˈpɪərɪəslɪ] ADVimperiosamente

imperiously

[ɪmˈpɪəriəsli] adv [beckon] → impérieusement

imperiously

[ɪmˈpɪərɪəslɪ] advimperiosamente
References in classic literature ?
And verily, many a chance came imperiously unto me: but still more imperiously did my WILL speak unto it,--then did it lie imploringly upon its knees--
Cruel as this sentence may appear, the necessity of pronouncing it, which can alone reconcile it to myself, will be evident to you when you have considered our situation in the light in which I have found myself imperiously obliged to place it.
It may have been a flash of honesty in him; or mere prudential policy which, under the circumstance, imperiously forbade the slightest symptom of open disaffection, however transient, in the important chief officer of his ship.
But in the midst of it he had recovered himself and beckoned imperiously to Dickon.
"Hold thy peace, Roger Williams!" answered Endicott, imperiously. "My spirit is wiser than thine for the business now in hand.
In the course of the night, Adrienne even caught a little sleep, a tribute that nature imperiously demanded of her weakness.
There was no knowing what impulse might seize him to-morrow, in this confounded place, where there was nothing to occupy him imperiously through the livelong day.
Raoul could not resist smiling, as thinking of Madame, he said to himself, "Hers is, indeed, a heart well besieged;" and then added, compassionately, as he thought of Monsieur, "and he is a husband well threatened too; it is a good thing for him that he is a prince of such high rank, that he has an army to safeguard for him that which is his own." Bragelonne watched for some time the conduct of the two lovers, listened to the loud and uncivil slumbers of Manicamp, who snored as imperiously as though he was wearing his blue and gold, instead of his violet suit.
It had not been possible for him to spend less; he had done nothing but what Sir Walter Elliot was imperiously called on to do; but blameless as he was, he was not only growing dreadfully in debt, but was hearing of it so often, that it became vain to attempt concealing it longer, even partially, from his daughter.
He said imperiously: "The man is dead--the man is probably dead; sit down till you are rested." She was bewildered, and obeyed him.
"'But why not?' the young girl asks imperiously. 'Why not?'
I hurried home with the mouthful, but neighbours had dropped in, and this was for her ears only, so I drew her to the stair, and said imperiously,