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Synonyms for imperious
ɪmˈpɪər i əsim·pe·ri·ous

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Wiktionary

  1. imperiousadjective

    Domineering, arrogant, or overbearing.

    Synonyms:
    authoritarian, domineering, dictatorial, bossy, overbearing

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imperious

    In the strict sense, absolute, free from all limitation or control, and supreme, superior to all, can not properly be said of any being except the divine. Both words are used, however, in a modified sense, of human authorities; absolute then signifying free from limitation by other authority, and supreme exalted over all other; as, an absolute monarch, the supreme court. Absolute, in this use, does not necessarily carry any unfavorable sense, but as absolute power in human hands is always abused, the unfavorable meaning predominates. Autocratic power knows no limits outside the ruler's self; arbitrary power, none outside the ruler's will or judgment, arbitrary carrying the implication of wilfulness and capriciousness. Despotic is commonly applied to a masterful or severe use of power, which is expressed more decidedly by tyrannical. Arbitrary may be used in a good sense; as, the pronunciation of proper names is arbitrary; but the bad sense is the prevailing one; as, an arbitrary proceeding. Irresponsible power is not necessarily bad, but eminently dangerous; an executor or trustee should not be irresponsible; an irresponsible ruler is likely to be tyrannical. A perfect ruler might be irresponsible and not tyrannical. Authoritative is used always in a good sense, implying the right to claim authority; imperative, peremptory, and positive are used ordinarily in the good sense; as, an authoritative definition; an imperative demand; a peremptory command; positive instructions; imperious signifies assuming and determined to command, rigorously requiring obedience. An imperious demand or requirement may have in it nothing offensive; it is simply one that resolutely insists upon compliance, and will not brook refusal; an arrogant demand is offensive by its tone of superiority, an arbitrary demand by its unreasonableness; an imperious disposition is liable to become arbitrary and arrogant. A person of an independent spirit is inclined to resent an imperious manner in any one, especially in one whose superiority is not clearly recognized. Commanding is always used in a good sense; as, a commanding appearance; a commanding eminence. Compare DOGMATIC; INFINITE; PERFECT.

    Synonyms:
    absolute, arbitrary, arrogant, authoritative, autocratic, coercive, commanding, compulsive, compulsory, controlling, despotic, dictatorial, dogmatic, domineering, exacting, haughty, imperative, irresponsible, lordly, overbearing, peremptory, positive, supreme, tyrannical, unconditional, unequivocal

    Antonyms:
    accountable, complaisant, compliant, conditional, constitutional, contingent, docile, ductile, gentle, humble, lenient, limited, lowly, meek, mild, responsible, submissive, yielding

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imperious

    Synonyms:
    arrogant, exacting, dictatorial, authoritative, domineering, haughty, lordly

    Antonyms:
    yielding, submissive, compliant, docile, ductile, lenient, gentle, mild

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggeringadjective

    having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

    "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

    Synonyms:
    swashbuckling, disdainful, jubilant, exulting, authoritarian, triumphal, contemptuous, triumphant, sniffy, insulting, prideful, exultant, supercilious, rejoicing, overbearing, haughty, grand, scornful, august, lordly, sneering, swaggering, snide, dictatorial

    Antonyms:
    humble

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imperiousadjective

    Synonyms:
    dictatorial, magisterial, domineering, tyrannical, despotic, overbearing, lordly, haughty, arrogant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. imperiousadjective

    Synonyms:
    despotic, magisterial, domineering, dictatorial, tyrannical, imperative

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "imperious":

    dictatorial

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How to use imperious in a sentence?

  1. Nina Daniele:

    The Femlin’s this spontaneous, spunky, smart, mischievous, tiny little woman who sticks The Femlin in between places, the Femlin’s the life of the party … The Femlin has all of these wonderful characteristics, but The Femlin’s also imperious to society’s beliefs and restrictions. They do n’t apply to The Femlin … Society’s restrictions do n’t apply to any of us at all. We need to show society that women as a whole, we are imperious to those restrictions. That’s what The Femlin stands for. Even though I ’m on the cover, it’s me, but I ’m The Femlin. I am portraying what The Femlin stands for … It’s a homage to The Femlin and how Hugh Hefner in 2017 viewed women in society.

  2. Marquis de Sade:

    Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change.

  3. Salvador Panelo:

    The Philippines is immediately ordering the Bureau of Immigration to deny US Senators Dick Durbin and Patrick Leahy the imperious, uninformed, and gullible American legislators who introduced the subject provisions into the 2020 budget entry to the Philippines.

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.

  5. Nick Lawson:

    U.S. data has remained on the weak side, despite tightness in the labour market. This allows the FOMC (Fed) to remove the patience language and remain dovish in the statement tomorrow, that so much discussion around the economy is still warranted whilst equity price performance marches on toward imperious new highs is clear evidence that assets are out- performing underlying economics.


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