imperious definition

  • adjective:
    • Arrogantly domineering or overbearing. See Synonyms at dictatorial.
    • Urgent; pressing.
    • Obsolete Regal; imperial.
    • Domineering, arrogant, or overbearing.
    • Urgent.
    • Imperial or regal.
    • Commanding; ascendant; imperial; lordly; majestic.
    • Haughty; conceited; overbearing
    • crucial; urgent; compelling.
    • having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of these one views as unworthy
  • others:
    • l. Imperial.
    • Of a domineering personality or high quality; dictatorial; overbearing: as, an imperious tyrant or mood.
    • Of an urgent or pressing nature; overmastering; compulsory; crucial: as, imperious situations; an imperious prerequisite.
    • Synonyms Authoritative, Dogmatic, an such like. (identify magisterial), tyrannical, despotic, wilful, determined.
    • 2 and
    • 3. Im. perious, Imperative. Imperious applies to the character or types of the person ruling or giving a command, and of guideline as a whole; imperative, toward nature of a command. An imperious individual is set to have their might obeyed; imperious rule is described as the haughty, overbearing, and determined nature regarding the ruler. An imperative command is absolute, present, peremptory, and not becoming questioned or evaded. Imperative is certainly not properly appropriate to individuals.

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