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 (tĭ-răn′ĭ-kəl, tī-) also ty·ran·nic (-răn′ĭk)
1. Of or relating to a tyrant or tyranny: a tyrannical government.
2. Characteristic of a tyrant or tyranny; despotic and oppressive: a tyrannical supervisor. See Synonyms at dictatorial.

ty·ran′ni·cal·ly adv.
ty·ran′ni·cal·ness n.
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[tɪˈrænɪkəlɪ] ADVtiránicamente


[tɪˈrænɪklɪ] advtirannicamente


(ˈtairənt) noun
a cruel and unjust ruler. The people suffered under foreign tyrants.
tyrannical (tiˈrӕnikəl) adjective , tyrannous (ˈtirənəs)
of or like a tyrant. a tyrannical ruler; His actions were tyrannous.
tyˈrannically, ˈtyrannously adverb
tyrannize, tyrannise (ˈti-) verb
to rule or treat (a person or people) cruelly and unjustly. He tyrannizes his family.
ˈtyranny (ˈti-) noun
an action, or the method of ruling, of a tyrant. People will always resist tyranny.
References in classic literature ?
I could not picture a father treating a dying child as tyrannically and wickedly as I afterwards learned Heathcliff had treated him, to compel this apparent eagerness: his efforts redoubling the more imminently his avaricious and unfeeling plans were threatened with defeat by death.
The measures of the King and ministry were rendered more tyrannically violent by an opposition, which had not yet acquired sufficient confidence in its own strength to resist royal injustice with the sword.
I have been always tyrannically held down by the strong hand.
Which is the more tired cliche: neglectful, workaholic dad, or tyrannically overprotective dad?
While many have argued that the first half of the poem represents Arthur as waging a just war while the second half depicts him tyrannically engaging in what seems to be an unjust war, (23) I contend that any critique of Arthur begins much earlier, at the very moment he chooses to respond to the emperor's summons by traveling to the continent to wage war against Rome and its exotic, othered allies.
It is his successor, Creon (whose very name means "master"), who conducts himself tyrannically.
This denial of any self-governing principle except for the words of a divine revelation leaves any civic engagement within a civil society with a position of my way or the highway stance were the battlegrounds between passion and desire become tyrannically sustained in civic involvement.
The theoretic life is a safe realm in which the tyrannically inclined "can find the freedom and activity they would otherwise seek through politics without incurring its risks: they have no potentially rebellious slaves nor a ruler's need for bodyguards.
Serious poets still seek to master the traditional forms and subjects, without becoming reactionary or antiquarian; to be of their moment naturally, not deliberately; to shape experience without tyrannically controlling it.
The generally-held view, and one I s hare, is that President Robert Mugabe heads an odious regime, after stealing an election, and is now tyrannically starving his people of freedom and food.
And even if the power of the state or its agent, the head of state, has violated the original contract by authorising the government to act tyrannically, and has thereby, in the eyes of the subject, forfeited the right to legislate, the subject is still not entitled to offer counter-resistance.
This, however, is how Satan tricks us: "For however things were unto them free and arbitrarie, before they had yeelded themselves as slaves to their vile affections, yet when they are once inthronized in their hearts, they tyrannically impose upon them an unresistable necessitie of obediance" (Downame, 1609:164).