ty·ran·ni·cal /təˈrænɪkəl, taɪ-/
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, .
adj 1: of or relating to or associated with or resembling a
dictatorship; "tyrannical suppression of liberty"
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,