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Synonyms for tyranny
ˈtɪr ə nityran·ny

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tyranny

    despotism, inclemency, persecution, autocracy

    freedom, independence, humanity, clemency, constitutionalism

Princeton's WordNet

  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.)

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

  2. absolutism, tyranny, despotismnoun

    dominance through threat of punishment and violence

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tyrannynoun

    despotism, absolutism, dictatorship, arbitrary power, despotic rule

  2. tyrannynoun

    oppression, iron rule, reign of terror, cruel government

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tyrannynoun

    despotism, absolutism, oppression, rigor, severity

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  1. List of paraphrases for "tyranny":

    despotism, tyrant, dictatorship, oppression

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  1. Mike Huckabee:

    I will not acquiesce to an imperial court any more than our founders acquiesced to an imperial British monarch. We must resist and reject judicial tyranny, not retreat.

  2. Ben Carson:

    I beg to differ, if you go back and look at the history of the world, tyranny and despotism and how it starts, it has a lot to do with control of thought and control of speech.

  3. George Bush:

    So it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world

  4. Hakeem Jeffries:

    President Zelenskyy and the people of Ukraine been brave and courageous, and they are engaged in leading the struggle between democracy and autocracy, between freedom and tyranny, between truth and propaganda.

  5. Alexander Hamilton, Speech on 21 June 1788 urging ratification of the Constitution in New York.:

    It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.

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