Synonyms for imperious

Grammar : Adj
Spell : im-peer-ee-uhs
Phonetic Transcription : ɪmˈpɪər i əs

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Définition of imperious

Origin :
  • 1540s, from Latin imperiosus "commanding, mighty, powerful," from imperium "empire, command" (see empire). Related: Imperiously.
  • adj bossy, overbearing
Example sentences :
  • He had acted "in obedience to the clear and imperious call of public obligation."
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • He, with an imperious air, bid me deserve his love, and I should be sure to have it.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Her voice cut fiercely into the quiet of the room, imperious, savage.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • It filled his heart with delight to play with the fierce, imperious animal he rode.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • She was just as colossally commanding as ever, just as imperious.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • He alarmed her with his imperious gesture, and she turned from him, clinging to my neck.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • It is imperious and obedient, sincere and false, piteous and cruel, timid and bold.
  • Extract from : « Reflections » by Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
  • In another Triad he is recorded as one of the three imperious ones of the island.
  • Extract from : « Y Gododin » by Aneurin
  • He felt as if the Sicilian were beset by an imperious need to break a long reserve.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • The doctor constrained by his mother's imperious glances, softened the truth.
  • Extract from : « Doctor Pascal » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for imperious

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