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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ty·ran·ni·cal /təˈrænɪkəl, taɪ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ty·ran·nic Ty·ran·nic·al a.  Of or pertaining to a tyrant; suiting a tyrant; unjustly severe in government; absolute; imperious; despotic; cruel; arbitrary; as, a tyrannical prince; a tyrannical master; tyrannical government. “A power tyrannical.”
    Our sects a more tyrannic power assume.   --Roscommon.
    The oppressor ruled tyrannic where he durst.   --Pope.
 -- Ty*ran*nic*al*ly, adv. -- Ty*ran*nic*al*ness, .

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to or associated with or resembling a
             dictatorship; "tyrannical suppression of liberty"
             [syn: tyrannic]
      2: marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior; "the
         oppressive government"; "oppressive laws"; "a tyrannical
         parent"; "tyrannous disregard of human rights" [syn: oppressive,
      3: characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having
         absolute sovereignty; "an authoritarian regime";
         "autocratic government"; "despotic rulers"; "a dictatorial
         rule that lasted for the duration of the war"; "a
         tyrannical government" [syn: authoritarian, autocratic,
          dictatorial, despotic]