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Synonyms for tyrant
ˈtaɪ rənttyrant

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  1. tyrantnoun

    dictator, martinet, autocrat, despot

  2. tyrantnoun

    An absolute ruler who governs without restriction.

    martinet, despot, dictator, autocrat

  3. tyrantnoun

    A harsh and cruel ruler.

    martinet, autocrat, dictator, despot

  4. tyrantnoun

    An oppressive, cruel and harsh person.

    despot, dictator, autocrat, martinet

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tyrant

    despot, persecutor, oppressor

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tyrant, autocrat, despotnoun

    a cruel and oppressive dictator

    autocrat, despot

  2. tyrantnoun

    in ancient Greece, a ruler who had seized power without legal right to it

    autocrat, despot

  3. tyrantnoun

    any person who exercises power in a cruel way

    "his father was a tyrant"

    autocrat, despot

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tyrantnoun

    despot, absolute ruler

  2. tyrantnoun

    oppressor, cruel master

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tyrantnoun

    despot, autocrat, oppressor, persecutor, usurper

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tyrant":

    bully, tyrannical, tyrannous, tyranny, tirana

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  1. Michael Jordan:

    But you have to realize that the reason why I was treating Michael Jordan like that is because I needed Michael Jordan to be tough in the playoffs and were facing the Indianas and Miamis and New Yorks in the Eastern Conference. Michael Jordan needed to be tough and I needed to know that I could count on Michael Jordan. And those are the kind of things where people see me acting the way I acted in practice, theyre not going to understand it. I said to Michael Jordan, Thats great because this is an opportunity. We have 10 hours here to peel back the onion and have you articulate all the things you just articulated to me. EX-NBA CHAMPION RECALLS RUBBING MICHAEL JORDAN FOR GOOD LUCK BEFORE GAME : I THOUGHT IT WAS AWKWARD Jordan said in one of the episodes that winning has a price, according to The Athletic. He said if a certain standard wasnt being met by one of his teammates, he would step in and explain to the person what was going on And leadership has a price, Michael Jordan reportedly says. So I pulled people along when they didnt want to be pulled. I challenged people when they didnt want to be challenged. And I earned that right because my teammates who came after me didnt endure all the things that I endured. Once you joined the team, you lived at a certain standard that I played the game. And I wasnt going to take any less. Now, if that means I had to go in there and get in your ass a little bit, then I did that. You ask all my teammates. The one thing about Michael Jordan was Michael Jordan never asked me to do something that Michael Jordan didnt fking do. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON Michael Jordan said people may perceive Michael Jordan as a tyrant but thats because nobody has had as much sustainable success as Michael Jordan did. Look, I dont have to do this.

  2. Kira Rudik:

    Because with your support, with your protection, we will win, and we will be living in a world where one country can not take over another country just because of the political reasons of a crazy tyrant.

  3. Victor Hugo, Les Miserables:

    Babylon violated diminishes Alexander; Rome enslaved diminishes Caesar; massacred Jerusalem diminishes Titus. Tyranny follows the tyrant. Woe to the man who leaves behind a shadow that bears his form.

  4. Marquis de Sade:

    What does one want when one is engaged in the sexual act That everything around you give you its utter attention, think only of you, care only for you...every man wants to be a tyrant when he fornicates.

  5. Virgil:

    O tyrant love, to what do you not drive the hearts of men.

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