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imperious

adjective     /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 .Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting imperiously     /-li/ adverb Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting imperiousness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Saddening, shocking and upsetting
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