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imperious

adjective uk   /ɪmˈpɪə.ri.əs/ us    /-ˈpɪr.i-/
unpleasantly proud and expecting to be obeyed: an imperious manner/voice She sent them away with an imperious wave of the hand.
imperiously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
imperiousness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “imperious”
in Spanish imperioso…
in French impérieux…
in German herrisch…
in Chinese (Traditional) 專橫的,跋扈的…
in Russian властный, повелительный…
in Turkish amirane, otoriter, hükmeden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 专横的,跋扈的…
in Polish władczy…
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