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Synonyms for tyranny
ˈtɪr ə nityran·ny

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.5 / 4 votes

  1. tyranny

    Synonyms:
    despotism, inclemency, persecution, autocracy

    Antonyms:
    freedom, independence, humanity, clemency, constitutionalism

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. dictatorship, absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyrannynoun

    a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

    Synonyms:
    shogunate, totalism, dictatorship, authoritarianism, one-man rule, absolutism, despotism, monocracy, totalitarianism

  2. absolutism, tyranny, despotismnoun

    dominance through threat of punishment and violence

    Synonyms:
    shogunate, totalism, dictatorship, authoritarianism, one-man rule, absolutism, despotism, monocracy, totalitarianism

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Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. tyrannynoun

    Synonyms:
    despotism, absolutism, dictatorship, arbitrary power, despotic rule

  2. tyrannynoun

    Synonyms:
    oppression, iron rule, reign of terror, cruel government

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tyrannynoun

    Synonyms:
    despotism, absolutism, oppression, rigor, severity

PPDB, the paraphrase database3.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "tyranny":

    despotism, tyrant, dictatorship, oppression

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#18852oppression
#19906tyranny
#24512dictatorship
#30993tyrant
#50246totalitarianism
#61615despotism
#69826authoritarianism
#90320absolutism
#96423autocracy
#139262shogunate

How to use tyranny in a sentence?

  1. Edmund Burke:

    The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.

  2. Bertrand Russell:

    Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.

  3. Amy Berman Jackson:

    You called yourself and everyone else patriots, but that's not patriotism, patriotism is loyalty to country, loyalty to the Constitution -- not loyalty to a head of state. That is the tyranny we rejected on July Fourth.

  4. Barry Goldwater:

    Now those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth, and let me remind you they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyranny.

  5. Hannah Arendt:

    Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.


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