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tyrannical (adj.)

1530s, from Latin tyrannicus "arbitrary, despotic," from Greek tyrannikos "befitting a despot," from tyrannos (see tyrant) + -al (1). Tyrannic was used in this sense from late 15c. Related: Tyrannically.

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Definitions of tyrannical from WordNet

tyrannical (adj.)
marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior;
a tyrannical parent
Synonyms: oppressive / tyrannous
tyrannical (adj.)
characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty;
a tyrannical government
Synonyms: authoritarian / autocratic / dictatorial / despotic / tyrannic
From wordnet.princeton.edu