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Synonyms for peremptory
pəˈrɛmp tə riperemp·to·ry

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  1. peremptory

    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.

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

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

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  1. peremptory

    decisive, express, absolute, authoritative, arbitrary, dogmatical, imperious, despotic, positive

    suggestive, entreative, mild, postulatory, hortatory

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  1. autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptoryadjective

    offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

    "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner"

    overlooking, authoritarian, despotic, ascendant, distinguished, autocratic, dominating, commanding, magisterial, imposing, tyrannical, high-and-mighty, grand, bossy, tyrannic, ascendent, dictatorial

    beseeching, submissive, indecisive, imploring, pleading

  2. peremptoryadjective

    not allowing contradiction or refusal

    "spoke in peremptory tones"; "peremptory commands"

    magisterial, dominating, high-and-mighty, bossy, autocratic

    indecisive, imploring, pleading, submissive, beseeching

  3. peremptoryadjective

    putting an end to all debate or action

    "a peremptory decree"

    magisterial, dominating, high-and-mighty, bossy, autocratic

    indecisive, imploring, pleading, submissive, beseeching

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. peremptoryadjective

    decisive, express, authoritative, categorical, imperative, positive, absolute

  2. peremptoryadjective

    dogmatical, arbitrary, despotic

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "peremptory":

    imperative, mandatory, compelling, compulsory, non-derogable

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  1. Ed Warner:

    Following yesterday's peremptory, unconstitutional actions by the HCA chairs, my six independent director colleagues and I have decided to resign from the board of British Basketball with immediate effect.

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  • آمريArabic
  • unabweisbar, entschiedenGerman
  • inapelable, autoritario, imperioso, irrebatible, perentorio, irrefutable, dictatorialSpanish
  • ehdoton, lopullinenFinnish
  • impérieux, dictatorial, autoritaire, irréfutable, sans appel, péremptoireFrench
  • inconfutabile, imperioso, irrefutabile, perentorioItalian
  • onherroepelijk, onverbiddelijk, zonder verhaalDutch
  • zdecydowany, dyktatorski, bezapelacyjny, kategoryczny, despotyczny, władczy, dogmatycznyPolish
  • категоричный, повелительный, безапелляционный, догматическийRussian
  • 蠻橫Chinese

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